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Silica Standard – At Last!

OSHA published a new standard for crystalline silica today. It’s about time. The standard changes the exposure limit from a complicated formula based on measuring the percentage of quartz in a sample to 0.05 mg/m3, the level NIOSH recommended forty … Continue reading

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Silica in the news

National Public Radio broadcast a story on crystalline silica this morning, and we can take a wee bit of credit for it. Crystalline silica is dangerous stuff – exposure to the very fine particles can severely scar the lungs. It’s … Continue reading

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