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Is regular dirt thats stirred up in the air harmful to inhale because there is silica in it or does it have to be grounded up for it to be harmful?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Clean air only

Particulate matter of any sort in the air can reach the lungs where our bodies must try to get rid of it.
Why take a chance on a nosocomial disease? If you must ever be in the presence of particulate laden air (dust, smoke etc) you must wear a proper mask to filter out those impurities so that they don't get into your lungs where they can result in permanent damage.

In brief: Clean air only

Particulate matter of any sort in the air can reach the lungs where our bodies must try to get rid of it.
Why take a chance on a nosocomial disease? If you must ever be in the presence of particulate laden air (dust, smoke etc) you must wear a proper mask to filter out those impurities so that they don't get into your lungs where they can result in permanent damage.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Eric Weisman
You might look into getting a couple of nice air filtering machines for your home
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology

In brief: Fractured silica

Regular dirt or sand does not cause pneumoconiosis or deep lung injury.
.fractured or ground silica does. Of course, you do not want the dirt in your eyes or nose..

In brief: Fractured silica

Regular dirt or sand does not cause pneumoconiosis or deep lung injury.
.fractured or ground silica does. Of course, you do not want the dirt in your eyes or nose..
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Dr. Rawhi Omar
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