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Respirable silica: health hazard for coatings pros.
CoatingsPro Magazine 2006 Jan; 16-17, 105
Employees in the coatings industry can be exposed to respirable silica while stripping old coatings off cement or other silica-containing surfaces before applying a new coating. This exposure may be high enough to cause lung damage. Both employees and their employers should know about the possible health problems breathing in silica can cause.
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