The American Cancer Society has released a new study that millions could benefit from a federal proposal to limit silica exposure.
“New studies have also shown that excess lung mortality occurs in silica-exposed workers who do not have silicosis and who do not smoke,” says the article, by Kyle Steenland, PhD, and Elizabeth Ward, PhD.
The article reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica would drastically reduce deaths from silicosis and lung cancer.
This proposal is expected to affect the coating, construction and abrasive blasting industries.
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