Everyone has the right to be safe at work, and your lung health is no exception. Almost 600,000 Australian workers are exposed to silica dust which can lead to devastating health impacts. If you work with silica-containing materials, you may be at risk. Without intervention, experts warn silica dust exposure will cause an increase in lung cancer and silicosis cases in Australia.
During National Safe Work Month this October, Lung Foundation Australia is encouraging workers to take the Healthy Lungs at Work Quiz to understand their risk and to talk to their GP about their workplace exposure.
For more information, visit healthylungsatwork.lungfoundation.com.au.