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Construction Workers’ Exposure to Crystalline Silica – Literature Review and Analysis

Very widespread, crystalline silica is an important component of materials commonly used in the construction industry, namely sand, concrete and brick. Its prolonged inhalation at high concentrations can cause a lung disease called silicosis. This substance is also known to be carcinogenic when inhaled in the workplace, and deaths are associated with it. The construction … Continue reading »

New portrait of contaminant concentrations in the workplace

Montréal, November 30, 2011 – The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail(IRSST) has just published a new and detailed study of pollutant concentrations in various Quebec industries. For this study, the research was based on four-digit industrial classes found in the Classification des activités économiques du Québec (CAEQ, “Classification of economic activities in Quebec”) … Continue reading »

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