Problem

Limestone dust

Nature:
During production and use of lime and limestone dust is created that is hazardous to health. Limestone dust mixed with free silica as found in limestone quarries can cause pharyngitis, bronchitis and emphysema. Pure lime dust is known to cause bronchitis and pneumonia.
Broader Problems:
Mine dust
Mineral dusts
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Geology Soil
Resources Minerals
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET