Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases, including silicosis, an incurable lung disease that can lead to disability and death. You can learn more about the dangers on the OSHA website.
How do you remove silica dust from the air?
HEPA filtration is required to remove silica dust from the air.
Do HEPA filters in vacuums work?
A HEPA filter is a high efficiency particulate air filter, designed to remove 99.97 percent of all particles that are 0.3 microns in size that pass through it. The HEPA standard is set by the U.S. government's Department of Energy, and it was developed for use in nuclear facilities in the 1940s.
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