Silica Resources

Silica Hazard Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets provide information on the health hazards of silica and effective control measures.


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  • Bahrami AR, Golbabai F, Mahjub H, Qorbani F, Aliabadi M, and Barqi M. Determination of exposure to respirable quartz in the stone crushing units at Azendarian-west of Iran. Ind Health 2008; 46:404-408.

  • Goodman G. Using water sprays to improve performance of a flooded-bed dust scrubber. Applied Occup and Environ Hygiene 2000; 15:550-560.

  • Gottesfeld P, Nicas M, Kephart J, Balakrishnan K, and Rinehart R. Reduction of Respirable Silica Following the Introduction of Water Spray applications in Indian Stone Crusher Mills. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2008 pp94-103.

  • Green A, McAlpine G, Semple S, Cowie H and Seaton A. Mineral dust exposure in young Indian adults: an effect on lung growth?. Occup Environ Med 2007; 65:306-310.

  • Patil MA. Environmental management scenario in stone crusher industry sector and cleaner production possibilities. TERI Info Mon Environ Sci. 2001; 6(2):83-92.

  • Rees D, Murray J, Nelson G, and Sonnenberg P. Oscillating migration and the epidemic of silicosis, tuberculosis, and HIV infection in South African gold miners. Am J Ind Med 2009.

  • Sivacoumar R, Jayabalou R, Swarnalatha S, Balakrishnan K. Particulate matter from stone crushing industry: size distribution and health effects. J Envrion Eng 2006; 132:405-414.

  • Tiwari RR, Sharma YK, Saiyed HN. Tuberculosis among workers exposed to free silica dust. Indian J Occup Environ Med 2007; 11:61-64.