Silica & Dust

What is silica, and where
is it found?

Silica is the second most common mineral on earth. Silica is a major component of sand and rock, making silica dust one of the most common hazards on construction, landscaping, oil, gas, and other worksites.

You may be exposed to silica dust by cutting, grinding, drilling, sandblasting, sawing, and mining or otherwise disturbing minerals containing crystalline silica particles which can not be seen with the human eye.

How harmful is silica dust, and how is it safely removed?

Overexposure to silica dust can cause Silicosis, a nonreversible, incurable progressive lung disease. Overexposure to dust that contains silica particles can also cause scar tissue to form in the lungs, reducing your lungs ability to extract oxygen. Silica particles have been associated with bronchitis and tuberculosis.

In order to prevent exposure or overexposure, Remediclean provides air monitoring of worksites as needed, and when required by law. When analyzing air quality, if Remediclean professionals find excess levels of silica, corrective action must be taken.

Your go-to for hazardous silica removal, Remediclean’s services include collection, testing and analysis, containment and remediation, decontamination and removal, clean-up and disposal.