Construction Dust: The Risk to Health & the Effective Solutions Available
An estimated 13,000 deaths each year are linked to past exposure to chemicals or dust. Construction workers are most at risk because many site tasks create large amounts of dust. And scientific studies have linked dust exposure to serious health risks such as heart disease, lung disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), heart attacks and asthma. But these health effects resulting from exposure to dust may only become obvious after long-term exposure.