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We have been using fiber cement siding but are growing concerned with the exposure to crystalline silica that is typical in most products.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 01, 2012 01:01 AM
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Crystalline silica is now known to cause cancer when inhaled as a dust which is common when these products are cut, drilled or otherwise worked.




 

 

Crystalline silica is now known to cause cancer when inhaled as a dust which is common when these products are cut, drilled or otherwise worked.

As a contractor that is installing this everyday you would be well advised to follow all of the guidelines recommended by OSHA. Wikipedia's entry on Silicon Dioxide states:

  • Inhaling finely divided...



 

 

 
 
 

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