Thursday, October 20, 2011

Silicosis: A Chronic Problem

In a new post to the NIOSH Science Blog, David Weissman, M.D., director of the NIOSH Division of Respiratory Disease Studies and Paul Schulte, Ph.D., director of the NIOSH Education and Information Division, discuss the continued persistence of silicosis. "Hazardous silica exposures and the diseases they cause should be, and can be, made a thing of the past in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world," they say, adding that each case of silicosis "represents failure to prevent excessive exposure." Read and comment on the post here.