Exposure to particulate matter on an Indian stone-crushing site.

  title={Exposure to particulate matter on an Indian stone-crushing site.},
  author={Sean E Semple and David A. Green and Gary L. McAlpine and Hilary Cowie and A. V. Seaton},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={65 5},
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES A large number of labourers work in the stone-crushing industry in India. Many of these workers are also exposed to high levels of particulate matter in their homes from the use of biomass fuels. As part of our investigations to examine the health of these workers we characterised their exposure to respirable crystalline silica and a number of other particulate matter exposure metrics in both occupational and domestic settings. METHODS We used a combination of direct… CONTINUE READING
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