How Does Silica Dust Cause Cancer?

Posted by Echo Barrier on Feb 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Silica, also known as quartz, is a naturally occurring mineral. You can find it in all sorts of construction materials, and it is also occasionally used in household products. Microscopic, crystalline particles of quartz called silica dust have been shown to increase your risk of cancer.

That something so small can do so much damage seems hard to believe – so how exactly can silica dust cause cancer?

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