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Silica related disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

miners' exposure to silica

a toxic dust created by cutting into rock

that has been linked to a recent epidemic

of severe black lung disease among coal miners.

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/07/04/
1185524447/coal-miners-would-be-protected-from-black-lung-disease-
under-proposed-silica-rul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

construction, manufacturing, fracking >

protecting workers from inhaling silica dust        USA

 

Around 2.3 million people in the U. S.

are exposed

to fine grains of silica on the job;

inhaling the dust

is one of the oldest known

workplace hazards.

 

Silica,

which is basically sand,

scars the lungs,

causing diseases

like silicosis and cancer.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/24/
471585412/tighter-controversial-silica-rules-aimed-at-saving-workers-lungs

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/24/
471585412/tighter-controversial-silica-rules-aimed-at-saving-workers-lungs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

silicosis

a lung disease that can be progressive

and has no treatment

except for lung transplant.    USA

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/07/
767916317/lawmakers-seek-protections-for-workers-
against-lung-damage-tied-to-making-counte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

breathing in silica dust >

lung damage tied to making countertops        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/02/
782958005/there-s-no-good-dust-
what-happens-after-quartz-countertops-leave-the-factory

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/11/21/
777268528/it-s-going-to-get-worse-
how-u-s-countertop-workers-started-getting-sick

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/07/
767916317/lawmakers-seek-protections-for-workers-
against-lung-damage-tied-to-making-counte

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/02/
766028237/workers-are-falling-ill-even-dying-
after-making-kitchen-countertops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be exposed to toxic levels of silica dust        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/20/
685821214/before-black-lung-the-hawks-nest-tunnel-disaster-killed-hundreds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

construction, manufacturing, fracking >

protecting workers from inhaling silica dust        USA

 

Around 2.3 million people in the U. S.

are exposed

to fine grains of silica on the job;

inhaling the dust

is one of the oldest known

workplace hazards.

 

Silica,

which is basically sand,

scars the lungs,

causing diseases

like silicosis and cancer.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/24/
471585412/tighter-controversial-silica-rules-aimed-at-saving-workers-lungs

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/24/
471585412/tighter-controversial-silica-rules-aimed-at-saving-workers-lungs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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