Silica dust is a work health and safety hazard.
Silica dust is produced when materials or products containing silica such as stone, bricks, concrete or tiles are cut, drilled, polished or ground.
Particles of silica dust are so small you may not know you are breathing them in, but they can lodge deep into your lungs and cause permanent lung damage, including serious and fatal diseases such as silicosis and lung cancer.
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