Table 1.

Industrial activities associated with silica dust exposurea

aModified from references (10) and (12).
  • Mining and quarrying (metallic and nonmetallic minerals)

  • Stonecutting

  • Construction activities (tunnels, highways, and buildings)

  • Sandblasting

  • Production of

    • abrasives

    • cements and concrete

    • ceramics

    • cosmetics, soaps, and detergents

    • dental supplies

    • electrical and electronic machinery

    • glass

    • insulation products

    • jewels

    • rubber

    • textiles (cotton and wool)

  • Work involving grain dust

  • Work involving wool dust