Reduction of Respirable Silica Following the Introduction of Water Spray Applications in Indian Stone Crusher Mills

  title={Reduction of Respirable Silica Following the Introduction of Water Spray Applications in Indian Stone Crusher Mills},
  author={Perry Gottesfeld and Mark Nicas and John W Kephart and Kalpana Balakrishnan and Richard Rinehart},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  pages={103 - 94}
Abstract Respirable crystalline silica dust generated during stone crushing operations has been linked to chronic lung disease and increased risk of tuberculosis. In India, most stone crushing mills operate without any dust control or containment systems. This nvestigation in the Khurda District of Orissa demonstrated a reduction in respirable particulate mass following the application of a fine mist of water. Average respirable quartz and cristobalite levels declined 82% and 69%, respectively… 
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