Hundreds of lung cancer cases caused by silica dust
By Tess Hoffman
12 Oct 2017
Silica dust exposure is being attributed to over 230 lung cancer cases in Australia each year. The new estimate attempting to quantify damage from occupational exposure to invisible crystalline silica was released by the Cancer Council Australia, which estimates 600,000 Australian workers are exposed annually, including those working in mining, construction and agriculture. In August, ...