Silica Exposure Level and use in Fracking
Silica not only and issue in fracking, the regulations regarding exposure warrant attention
This article, along with the recent article posted on iWatchNew.org, shed some pivital light on the much needed new regulation on silica and its use in the already controversial and expanding practice known as fracking.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently reported that . . . use of industrial sand [sand that is nearly 100% crystalline silica] is likely exposing large numbers of workers to unacceptably high levels of silica exposure, putting them at risk for developing the incurable lung disease silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive respiratory disease, bronchitis, tuberculosis, scleroderma, renal disease, and respiratory failure.
To read the full article by Elizabeth Grossman, click here.