Various preventable occupational pulmonary diseases are associated with exposure to respirable particles of crystalline silica and other silicate materials, one of which is talc (hydrous magnesium silicate). The continuing occurrence of pneumoconiosis deaths due to other dust containing silica indicates the need for maintaining measures to limit workplace exposure to respirable crystalline silica. A study finds increasing education by 3.6 years — similar to the length of a university undergraduate degree — could reduce the risk of heart disease by a third.
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In addition, 13 of the 17 death certificates listing code J62.0 as cause of death had information on decedent’s industry and occupation; among the 13 decedents, none worked in talc exposure-associated jobs, suggesting that their talc exposure was nonoccupational.
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