The stone workers exposure to crystalline silica in the construction industry
Youlim Lee1, Boowook Kim1, Hyun seok Kwak1, So young Park1 and Byung-Soon Choi1
Purpose: The stone workers can be exposed to crystalline silica, causative agent of lung cancer and silicosis. But the exposure levels of crystalline silica were not investigated in the stone workers of construction industry yet.
Methods: Stone workers are the worker who attaches the stone in the wall. The 23 samples of respirable dust were collected by a cyclone (GK2.69, BGI Corp, USA) in the four construction sites, and then the crystalline silica contents in the samples were analyzed according to the NIOSH method 7500.
Conclusions: It was found that the stone workers in the construction industry was exposed to crystalline silica above the current occupational exposure limits and high risk group of occupational lung cancer.
PDPI Malang. 03/03/18.
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