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Forget Respirator, Try Collecting Silica Dust in a Bucket

Catching silica dust can not get any simpler than this:) When workers cut, grind, drill, or crush materials that contain crystalline silica, very small dust particles are created. These tiny particles (known as “respirable” particles) can travel deep into workers’ lungs and cause silicosis, an incurable and sometimes deadly lung disease. Employers must take steps to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.