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THE FUTURE OF SILICA MONITORING: NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE?

Silica is a problem. A serious problem. In particular, RCS (respirable crystalline silica) – the minute particles released when working with concrete, bricks, mortar, ceramics, MDF, plywood, stone, ceramics and other similar materials. Invisible to the naked eye and 100-times smaller than sand, RCS is fine enough to reach deep inside the lungs. Once there, it causes long term and …

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What are the Effects of Dust on the Lungs?

Seen in CCOHS The lungs are the organs of breathing: they are responsible bringing oxygen from the atmosphere into the body through a series of branching air tubes (Figure 1) and exchanging it for carbon dioxide that is released back into the atmosphere. The lungs are constantly exposed to danger from the dusts we breathe. Luckily, the lungs have another …

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What you need to know about workers exposed to paper dust

Seen in HSE What you need to know In paper and tissue making and processing activities there is the potential for workers to be exposed to paper and tissue dust.  Being regularly exposed to high levels of dust in a workplace can affect the respiratory system and cause your workers to become ill. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health …

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‘Great concern’ for predicted silicosis rates

Seen in News GP New modelling projects around 10,000 Australians will develop lung cancer directly related to silica dust. What can be done to reduce these numbers? Australia is experiencing an epidemic of silicosis and related lung cancers, and it is predicted to continue unless key recommendations and preventive health measures are implemented. It is estimated that around 584,050 Australian …

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Protect health workers to save patients, WHO reiterates on World Patient Safety Day

“No country, hospital or clinic can keep its patients safe unless it keeps its health workers safe,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. Towards that end, to ensure health workers have the safe working conditions, training, pay and respect they deserve, the UN health agency released the Health Worker Safety Charter, on Thursday, coinciding with the World Patient Safety Day. The Charter calls on governments and those …

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Understanding occupational asthma

Seen in Asthma What is occupational asthma? Occupational asthma is caused by breathing in substances at work, like dust, chemicals, fumes and animal fur. If you develop new asthma symptoms at work, or your childhood asthma comes back, you could have occupational asthma. You may be at your workplace for a while before you notice symptoms. This is because it …

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Clear up your patients’ confusion about which masks work best

See in Ama The emergence of the quickly spreading COVID-19 Omicron variant has patients wondering what kind of mask they should be wearing, particularly when in public indoor spaces. As knowledge of masks and their benefits continue to evolve, physicians want patients to know what to look for when choosing one to wear. In April 2020, the first recommendation for …

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Keeping Your Lungs Healthy In The Summer: A Complete Guide

Seen in Oladoc The heatwave this summer is expected to hit particularly hard—all thanks to the large increases in global warming. The weather and the heatwave can affect air quality and the ability to breathe. Thus if anyone is suffering from chronic respiratory illnesses like COPD or asthma, they can be particularly affected in this weather. Here are a few pulmonologist-approved …

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Protecting Construction Workers’ Lungs is a Safety Issue

Seen in For construction Pros Construction workers are at high risk for lung cancer and other lung diseases and should take proper care and precautions to keep healthy. Although air quality often takes a backseat to occupational safety, lung cancer mortalities are 50% higher among construction workers than the general population. The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and …

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Drive to Improve Respiratory Health in the Construction Industry

Seen in HSI magazine Leading Construction Design and Management (CDM) and Occupational Hygiene authority, Bureau Veritas, has praised the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for highlighting the respiratory risks associated with exposure to construction dust as part of its month-long inspection initiative. Launched last week, the initiative will see HSE inspectors across the UK target construction firms to check the status of their health and safety standards, looking at the control measures …