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Construction Dust Campaign

Exposure to dust can risk your long-term health. Not today, but years down the line.


Construction workers die every week from lung diseases caused by exposure to dust. Many more will suffer from severe chronic long-term lung conditions.


Dust particles can be 100 times smaller than a grain of sand, and once in your lungs the dust will start causing damage. Exposure can lead to severe breathing difficulties and lung diseases that can ruin lives and cause an early death.



The Dust Kills campaign partners discuss why they are supporting HSE to raise awareness of the health risks of exposure to construction dust.


The HSE also looked at how well dust exposure is being controlled in high-risk industrial sectors. To read more about it click here.

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