Eye-opening article published by ABC News in Australia.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 – Doctors are worried Australia is facing the worst occupational lung disease crisis since the peak of the asbestos disaster.
Stonemasons who cut engineered stone into a popular type of kitchen bench top are contracting accelerated silicosis at alarming levels, after being exposed to unsafe levels of silica dust.
Last month the Queensland Government issued an urgent warning after 22 silicosis claims were lodged with WorkCover, including for six people who were diagnosed as terminally ill.
Read the full article here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-10/stone-cutting-for-kitchen-benchtops-sparks-silicosis-crisis/10357342