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Old 06-11-2019, 10:57 PM   #1
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Dust & silicosis...

Had a DIY homeowner today trying to remodel his garage. Garage had no ventilation and homeowner was not wearing any protection or respiratory mask with EXTREMELY heavy dust. Apparently he had been using a vacuum-less palm sander and made a gigantic mess...again, no ventilation or protection at all.

Question is more about his health. I told him about the severe danger of the work environment but wasn't sure if this one time exposure was enough to cause serious harm/silicosis and if I should advise he see a doctor.

What do you think? One heavy exposure like this (he was probably in there for a few hours) enough to do any serious damage...enough to advise he seek medical attention?

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