Silicosis – Silica dust and diseases
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Silicosis is caused by inhaling silica dust. Some vocations in danger of developing silicosis include stone cutting, masonry, and ceramics. Silicosis may be acute (progressing quickly) or chronic (developing slowly).
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­čĺÜWhat is crystalline silica?
Most rocks and soils contain silica, a naturally occurring and plentiful mineral. Silica comes in two forms: non-crystalline and crystalline. Stone, sand, gravel, concrete, and mortar all contain crystalline silica. It is also used to create various items, such as engineered stone (used to construct kitchen and bathroom countertops), bricks, and tiles. The percentage of crystalline silica in manufactured materials may be much more significant than in natural stone.
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