Silica Lung Disease Incidence
Facts about silicosis:
- About 1.3 to 3 million workers are exposed to silica dust in the US.
- The number of people who go on to develop silicosis depends upon:
- How long the person is exposed
- How much dust is present in the air during the exposure
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