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UKNOWN RISKS NANOMATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTION
Nanotechnology can achieve remarkable modifications to traditional construction materials. But these changes also introduce unknown occupational risks.
BY GAVIN H. WEST, BRUCE LIPPY, DANIEL MARSICK, AND MICHAEL R. COOPER
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SILICOSIS: FAR FROM VANQUISHED THE PERSISTENCE OF A PREVENTABLE DISEASE
Even though deaths from silicosis have been dramatically reduced during the past century, respirable crystalline silica is still associated with significant risk of morbidity and increased mortality rates.
BY MARY O'REILLY
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EVERYDAY NOISE SUGGESTIONS FOR PROTECTING OUR HEARING IN A NOISY SOCIETY
People who aren't occupationally exposed to noise are losing their hearing—a direct result of our noisy society and the environmental noise we are expose to every day.
BY JOHN C. RATLIFF