Silica carcinogens: EU approves strict measures

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 27 October 2017

The European parliament has introduced new binding limits to reduce workers' exposure to crystalline silica dust, requiring industrial sectors to adapt their operating practices to comply with the directive, IM correspondent Liz Newmark reports

The European Parliament approved on Wednesday October 25 a binding workplace limit saying mineral workers should not breathe air with more than 0.1 mg/m3 (milligrams per cubic meter) of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) particles present.

This health and safety rule is part of a revision of an existing...