Study Evaluates Risks to Demolition Workers From Exposure to Silica

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Authors’ conclusions, “Geometric and arithmetic mean of exposure was higher than threshold limit value for silica dust in all demolition sites. The risk of silicosis mortality for many demolition workers was higher than 1/1,000 (unacceptable level of risk). Estimating the lifetime lung cancer mortality showed a higher risk of mortality from lung cancer in building demolition workers.”

Source: PubMed Abstract

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