IFA Report 3/2022 Exposure to quartz at the workplace – Work-related exposure to quartz (crystalline silicon dioxide) from the respirable dust fraction

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Quartz is used as an agent or is released, in the form of quartz dust, in a wide range of work processes. Despite technical progress and considerable efforts to reduce exposure to dust, exposure to respirable quartz dust at workplaces remains an important issue. The IFA Report 4/2022 “Exposure to quartz at the workplace” can be used as a basis for guiding preventative measures, for exposure monitoring and for determining quartz dust exposures during the process of reporting suspected occupational diseases. However, it also makes an important contribution to the discussion among expert committees within the context of the further development of the technical rules for hazardous substances.