Silica is one of the most common hazards on a worksite. It damages the lungs and causes scar tissue to form, causing the lung tissue to become thicker. It can cause irreversible lung damage and lead to diseases including cancer if inhaled. The following 2-page infographic outlines who is affected, where silica is found, the health effects and diseases related to exposure, activities associated with silica exposure, industrial processes that generate silica, prevention tips, control methods, and much more.
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