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Respirable crystalline silica-phase 1: variability in fibrogenic potency and exposure-response relationships for silicosis. Hazard assessment document. Respirable crystalline silica-phase 2: carcinogenicity. Hazard assessment document.
Ann Occup Hyg 2004 Jun; 48(4):379-380
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has carried out a detailed review on crystalline silica and published it as two documents in their Hazard Assessment Document series; both documents are reviewed here. Hazard Assessment Documents are produced to facilitate the development of a regulatory position on a specific health-related issue. Phase 1 of this HSE project addresses the issues of variability of fibrogenicity and quality of silicosis exposure-response data, while Phase 2 reviews the evidence with regard to carcinogenicity of respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
Silica-dusts; Silicates; Fibrogenicity; Silicosis; Exposure-assessment; Carcinogenicity; Carcinogenesis; Carcinogens; Respirable-dust
Issue of Publication
Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division