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Silica Basics

Learn the basics

Discover the basic information needed to understand silica and sand mining. This basic information will allow you to better understand the research that is discussed and its impact on our local and global community.

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Exposure standards

Find out what the standards are for the amount of silica that is safe for public health.

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Particle size

Find out more about what size the silica particles are that are released into the air.

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Measuring exposure

Measuring exposure

Our faculty and students are well versed in measuring the exposure of silica - now you can learn more!

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