A 38-year-old female asked:
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i tiled my kitchen counter. created dust when cleaning grout haze. didnt wear mask as i was unaware of silicosis risk. is it common after 1 exposure?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Uncommon : one single exposure is unlikely to result in significant problems. Always use the right safety equipment for a job.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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