Silica Dust: You Are More At Risk Than You May Think. Gaynor Guthrie Medical Inspector. “It’s only dust you know!”. What is the Problem?. Why is it a Problem?. Particles need to be “respirable” to cause harm Issue is Respirable Crystalline Silica or RCS
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You Are More At Risk Than You May Think
Second commonest cancer in men after prostate
Symptoms: cough (phlegm and blood), pain on breathing or coughing, shortness of breath, weight loss
Only 7% men survive 5 years after diagnosis
COSHH sets WEL for dust: