The biggest lung disease crisis since asbestos: silicosis in stonemasons
By Mardi Chapman
11 Oct 2018
Silicosis is no longer a ‘historical’ disease, according to respiratory physicians who are sounding the alarm about a rapidly-emerging crisis among stonemasons exposed to silica dust while cutting stone for kitchen benchtops. Clinics are seeing rapidly increasing numbers of cases in workers of all ages who cut, grind and polish engineered stone for kitchen and ...