MinDustHazrdSTS

MinDustHazrdSTS - • Asbestosis • Mesothelioma •...

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Mineral-related  Mineral-related  Hazards Hazards
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Mineral Health Hazards Mineral Health Hazards Inhalation of certain particles leads to  lung disease Two most common culprits:
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Mineral Hazards Mineral Hazards Asbestos -  Long, fibrous needles Most common asbestos minerals
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Mineral Hazards Mineral Hazards Not all asbestos minerals are the same! Degree of danger relates to
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Asbestos related lung disease Asbestos related lung disease
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Unformatted text preview: • Asbestosis • Mesothelioma • Cancer Mineral Health Hazards Mineral Health Hazards • Silica - • Very common earth material – Sand, glass • Inhalation causes the lung disease silicosis • Generally, must be freshly broken silica Silicosis Silicosis • 1000s of deaths a year • Creates lung fibrosis and emphysema • Disease progresses even after exposure is eliminated...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GEO unk taught by Professor J.popo during the Spring '08 term at DePauw.

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MinDustHazrdSTS - • Asbestosis • Mesothelioma •...

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