Trends Newsletter | Winter 2015

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Classifying CS

Winter 2015 | Crystalline Silica | by Carrie Tuit and Ari Lewis

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Classifying CS

While there is consensus in the scientific community that excessive exposure to respirable crystalline silica can cause adverse health effects, there is no accepted international standard on how products containing this substance should be classified and measured.

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OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule

Winter 2015 | Crystalline Silica | by Chris Long

OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule

OSHA has proposed a single permissible exposure limit (PEL) for all types of respirable crystalline silica – representing a 50% to 80% reduction in the PEL for different industry sectors – which many argue is not supported by the scientific data.

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The Modern Silica Boom

Winter 2015 | Crystalline Silica | by Matthew Tymchak and David Mayfield

The Modern Silica Boom

New oil and gas extraction techniques have fueled demand for silica, triggering a proliferation in mining and extraction.

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Guest Editorial: Why Silica Litigation is Not the "New Asbestos"

Winter 2015 | Crystalline Silica | by Kip T. Bollin and Eric S. Daniel

Guest Editorial: Why Silica Litigation is Not the "New Asbestos"

Silica litigation practically disappeared after a Texas judge threw out thousands of cases involving over 10,000 plaintiffs after determining the cases were meritless and financially – not medically – motivated.

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What's New at Gradient

Winter 2015 | Crystalline Silica | by Gradient

What's New at Gradient

A listing of awards, announcements, recent publications and upcoming presentations

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