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Occupational exposure to crystalline Silica related to lung cancer scientific evidence synthesis
Silica is a compound made up of silicon and oxygen, in the form of SiO2 (silicon dioxide or crystalline silica). It appears in nature in the form of sand, granite, clay, etc. Occupational exposure to silica dust occurs during underground mining and quarry mining activities; construction; smelting; cement manufacturing and aggregate processing; manufacturing, handling, and processing of glass, ceramics; etc. The inhalation of silica dust may lead to a pneumoconiosis in humans called silicosis. Pneumoconiosis are a group of diseases caused by the accumulation of dust in the lungs and tissue reactions...

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