Historical respirable quartz exposures of industrial sand workers: 1946-1996.

@article{Sanderson2000HistoricalRQ,
  title={Historical respirable quartz exposures of industrial sand workers: 1946-1996.},
  author={Wayne T. Sanderson and Kyle N. Steenland and James A. Deddens},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          389-98
        }
}
BACKGROUND Besides a clear relationship to silicosis, crystalline silica-quartz-has been associated with lung cancer, nonmalignant renal disease, and auto-immune disease. To study diseases associated with crystalline silica further, NIOSH conducted a cohort mortality study of workers from 18 silica sand plants, which had quarry, crushing, and bagging operations to produce industrial sand. Twelve of these plants also had grinding mills to produce fine silica powder. The historical crystalline… CONTINUE READING
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