Silica dust is found in some stone, rock, sand, gravel, and clay. Silica dust can also be found in the following products: bricks, tiles, concrete, and some plastic materials. When these materials are worked on, silica is released as a fine dust known as respirable crystalline silica or silica dust. Silica dust is harmful when inhaled as it is 100 times smaller than a grain of sand. Exposure to silica dust can lead to the development of lung cancer and several additional health problems. It is estimated that 230 people develop lung cancer each year because of past exposure to silica dust at work.
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