We received a few tweets recently and one that came in today was in relation to information from Sibelco Australia in not breathing in Crystalline Silica as may cause delayed lung injury including silicosis a progressive disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease

So we should file that under nice to know and head off to amazon to buy some industrial grade dust masks, Australian standard is AS1715 and AS1716 not sure of UK specs yet!

Of course as Winston Churchill once said, don’t believe everything on the internet so let’s do a bit more digging around (is that a quarry pun)

So you have a US Gov report here

Another big document in SILICA DUST, CRYSTALLINE, IN THE FORM OF QUARTZ OR CRISTOBALITE

Another United States Occupational Health piece which is easier to read than the 2 above

No time to lose which is a site in relation to occupational cancer have a wonderful PDF here

And thank you @DBokkerijder for the information so we can get the high quality dust masks in time.

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