Select textsizemediumlargelarger


Silicosis Surveillance and Intervention Project

It's Not Just Dust, It's Silica!

Silicosis is a disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease caused by overexposure to dust containing crystalline silica. Silicosis cannot be cured, but it can be prevented.

Crystalline silica is found in materials such as sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and many building and landscaping materials. Breathing dust generated from working with these materials can scar the lungs. Once silicosis develops, the damage is permanent. The scarring of the lung tissue cannot be reversed. Read More...

If you cannot find the information you’re looking for, send us an e-mail or feel free to call us at (609) 826-4920.


New and Noteworthy

Quick Links
Silicosis Reporting Silicosis Reporting Silicosis Reporting Silicosis Reporting