silicosis


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a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate

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The Insurance Information Institute recently completed a white paper on the health risks associated with silicosis and the rising number of silica-related claims being filed.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 1,400 people died of silicosis from 1990 through 1996.
Bergfeld sued the company that supplied the sand to his foundry, claiming it failed to warn him and other workers exposed to silica dust of the risks of developing silicosis.
Katz, The White Death: Silicosis on the Witwatersrand Gold Mines, 1886-1910 (Johannesburg, 1994); syphilis: K.
The dust produced from these units mainly consist of silica which form a permanent layer inside the lungs causing silicosis which results in hepatitis, joint diseases and lung cancer,' he said.
In order to implement the Supreme Court orders to prevent silicosis from spreading, the departments of health, mines and labour as well as Environmental Protection Agency would have to work jointly, he added.
Silicosis is caused by inhaling respirable crystalline silica.
At the time, McIntyre Powder, developed in Timmins, was thought to be a preventive measure against silicosis, and mine executives made inhaling it before the start of a shift a condition of employment for all underground employees.
This was disclosed by Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Shamail Ahmad Khawaja while presiding over a meeting of subject core committee regarding directions of Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan to prepare consensus implementation plan of the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan to chalk out action plan regarding control, rescue and treat the victims of silicosis.
This was disclosed by the Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Shamail Ahmad Khawaja while presiding over a meeting of subject core -committee regarding directions of Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan to prepare consensus implementation plan of the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan to chalk out action plan regarding control, rescue and treat the victims of silicosis.
Silicosis is one of the common forms of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of particles of crystalline silicon dioxide.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration officially adopted a new silica exposure rule expected to save more than 600 lives every year and prevent 900 new cases of the incurable lung disease silicosis.
16143-P of 2014 on reported death of 18 workers due to silicosis.
4 billion in liabilities if they lose a lawsuit filed on behalf of tuberculosis and silicosis victims.
South Africa's High Court on Friday gave the green light for a class action suit seeking damages from the gold mining sector on behalf of thousands of miners who contracted the fatal lung disease silicosis while working underground.