When Sunlight shines through the windows in your arena, does it look like this?
These photos show the PM10 & PM2.5 size silica particles – seen in the sunlight beam, but they are still present even when they are not “highlighted” by sunlight. Where is this Silica? It’s in the footing of your arena.
“The definition of Crystalline Silica particles, size PM10 & PM2.5:
Crystalline silica is the basic component of soil, sand, granite and may other minerals. Quartz is the most common form of crystalline silica.
Crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen. Additionally, breathing crystalline silica dust can cause silicosis, which in severe cases can be disabling, or even fatal. The respirable silica dust enters the lungs and causes the formation of scar tissue, thus reducing the lung’s ability to take in oxygen. 1 (A leading contributor to Pneumonia, Bronchitis and COPD)
PM10 & PM2.5 particle size can remain airborne for up to 24 hours and when inhaled these particles lodge deep into lung tissue and are a true health hazard…the public is generally not aware of the sever health effects of dust.”
1 OSHA: “Crystalline Silica Exposure” Health Hazard Information for Construction Employees. http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3177.html.
FACTS to consider:
Nox Blending, Established in 2009 with the goal of contributing to the improvement of the environment around us. With a core focus on environmentally compatible products we seek to reduce the pollutants in our air and water from the ever increasing demand of new development and recreation opportunities.