Respirable Crystalline Quartz Silica dust (Silica) is harmful when inhaled into your lungs. The dust particle is 100 times smaller than a grain of sand and can be breathed it in without knowing.
Exposure to silica dust can lead to the development of lung cancer, silicosis (an irreversible scarring and stiffening of the lungs), kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is estimated that 230 people develop lung cancer each year as a result of past exposure to silica dust at work. Not all exposed workers will develop cancer; cancer risk increases with long term or repeated high level exposure.
Contact HazSure today to discuss your silica assessment and monitoring requirements. HazSure can attend to your site to conduct exposure and representative monitoring using the latest state of the art remote real time monitoring facilities.