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Understanding and Controlling the Risks of Silicosis in the Workplace

Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is a substance present in many common materials like sandstone, concrete, and brick. Workers who deal with these materials risk developing a dangerous lung disease called silicosis. This condition can lead to severe breathing problems, heart failure, and even death. Here’s how much silica some common materials can contain: Sandstone, Gritstone,...

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