Occupation and Environment: Silica dust disease cases rise in NSW

12 Feb 2020 - Environment

An upswing in cases of deadly silica dust disease in NSW has prompted the government to launch a public education blitz about the dangers of working with manufactured stone. State government figures revealed in Parliament yesterday show there were 70 new cases in the first half of this financial year, which is higher than the numbers so far reported. Dr Nick Allsop, an executive manager from the state government agency icare, said the ‘‘large increase’’ in silicosis cases detected this financial year was related to a dramatic increase in screening.

Sydney Morning Herald, 12/02/2020, Page 19