Study: Wet cutting curbs "respirable dust concentration by 85%"

07/15/2013 | ForConstructionPros.com

Concrete workers exposed to the silica content of concrete are prone to develop silicosis, tuberculosis and other respiratory related illnesses, according to this article. However, a University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Work Environment study confirms that wet cutting is better than dry, reducing "respirable dust concentration by 85%." The study recommends the use of such a system to minimize concrete-equipment operators' exposure to dust.

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