EU silica carcinogen potential: decision expected in 2011
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...