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Risk of silicosis

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  • Posted By: Craigory
  • July 16, 2008
  • 04:58 AM

Hi i just registered here. I am doing research at a university with a pneumatic transport line and am using Barco silica sand to study flows. I am wondering that if i am wearing a mask, what is the chance of getting silicosis if i am running experiments for 2 months where there is some leakage in the line and therefore silica sand in the air? The mean diameter of the particles is 150 um and there are no particles less than 75 microns. I am kind of freaked out really. Thanks.

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