Silica Not the Only Component to Pose Serious Concern for Lung Health: New Study Shows

A new study has shown silica is not the only component found in engineered stone products which can pose serious concerns for lung health.

Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust over many years.

Professor Graeme Zosky from the University of Tasmania joined peers from the University of Adelaide to investigate the link between the chemical characteristics of engineered stone dust and lung cell responses to understand components of the dust that pose the greatest risk.

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