EU silica carcinogen potential: decision expected in 2011

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Evaluation of respirable crystalline silica could lead to new EU exposure limits

Already labelled as a potential carcinogen in the USA, respirable crystalline silica (RCS), ie. silica dust <16 microns, is undergoing evaluation in Europe as a possible candidate for a carcinogen.

The work, conducted by the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK, also includes assessment of other possible carcinogen candidates...

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