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The construction workers’ exposure to crystalline silica

Very widespread, crystalline silica is an important component of materials commonly used in the construction industry, namely sand, concrete and brick. Its prolonged inhalation at high concentrations can cause a lung disease called silicosis.

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Category: Conference
On screen:
  • Charles Beaudry - Agent de recherche - Université de Montréal
Produced by:
  • Philippe Lemay - Filming and Editing
Research Project: 0099-7530
Publication no.: CF-043
Language: French
Online since: December 01, 2011
Recorded date: October 04, 2011
Format: Video
Duration: 10:42