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Silicosis death dust audit reveals ‘major epidemic worse than asbestos’

An audit of Queensland’s manufacturing stone industry has revealed 98 workers have contracted the potentially deadly lung disease silicosis — 15 of those terminal — with more than 550 workplace breaches in what health experts are calling a major epidemic. The youngest sufferer diagnosed so far was 23 years old and had worked in the industry for six years


Read the full article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-21/silicosis-death-dust-audit-reveals-major-epidemic-worse-asbestos/10830452