Chapter 14. Silica and Silicosis—What You Should Know

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Robert E. Glenn

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313923.ch14

Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Glenn, R. E. (2008) Silica and Silicosis—What You Should Know, in Proceedings of the 52nd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313923.ch14

Author Information

  1. National Industrial Sand Association Silver Spring, MD 20910

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375136

Online ISBN: 9780470313923

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Keywords:

  • occupational;
  • attributable;
  • crystalline;
  • prognostic;
  • liproproteinaceous material

Summary

Inhalation exposures to crystalline silica and a related disease of occupational origin, silicosis, have been recognized for centuries. It is important for persons exposed to crystalline silica to understand the development and progression of the disease, the medical means of diagnosing the condition, and important aspects of preventing the occurrence of this occupational disease. The spectrum of silicotic diseases will be covered and the development of silicosis will be reviewed by describing pathological and radiological characteristics of the disease. Recommended medical and workplace exposure programs will be discussed, along with measures to control exposure.