Particulate matter: The silent killer

With more than four million deaths worldwide in a year, causing cardiovascular, respiratory and cancer diseases, crop damage, deterioration of life in low-income communities and with only a size of…

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Particulate Pollution and how dangerous it’s for Mining Workers

Do you know how Dangerous Particulate Matter is for Mining Workers? PM stands for particulate matter (also called particle pollution): the term for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope

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Why should we dust control on unpaved mining roads?

Surface mining operations use large off-road haul trucks extensively to move material at mining properties. Past research, using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emissions factors for unpaved haul roads, has shown that haul trucks generate the majority of dust emissions from surface mining sites, accounting for approximately 78%-97% of total dust emissions.

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