The Effects of Crystalline Silica on Workers

The Effects of Crystalline Silica on Workers

Silica is one of the most abundant and complex naturally occurring minerals and the main component of sand.  Quartz is the stable crystal form of silica, while tridymite and cristobalite are less stable crystalline forms.  Crystalline silica becomes the...
Silica Medical Surveillance Exams…What They Are and  When Do You Need Them?

Silica Medical Surveillance Exams…What They Are and When Do You Need Them?

Approximately 2.3 million people in the United States are exposed to silica on the job.  Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at an increased risk of developing serious diseases, which include: Silicosis, which is an incurable lung...