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Latest Research on Silica Dust Exposure and Health

Course | April 19 | 1-4:30 p.m. |  Elihu M. Harris State Office Building


1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Sadie Costello, Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiologist at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alan Barr, Primary Engineer for the Ergonomics Graduate Training Program, UC Berkeley; Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)


Silicosis is recognized as one of the most common occupational lung diseases worldwide. Exposure to silica dust also plays an even larger role in global health as a contributor to the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. This course will explore the challenges in studying occupational exposures, the impact of respirable silica on health, mitigation strategies for drilling into concrete, and the efficacy of wet methods in low-income countries.


CA, mmeyer@berkeley.edu, 510-642-8365