Silica / Brick Dust

Many types of stone dust and brick dust contain Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), particles of which are extremely hazardous.

Extensive or prolonged exposure to RCS particles is known to cause a debilitating lung disease called Silicosis. There is no effective treatment for Silicosis.

RCS can be produced by a variety of process in many applications including quarrying, stonemasonry, construction and training facilities.

AES offers a wide range of products from a variety of manufacturers including Nederman, which are specifically designed to control harmful fine stone and brick dusts including Respirable Crystaline Silica. This range includes fixed ducted systems with traditional extraction arms, high vacuum solutions for on-tool extraction, portable extractors, and air purifiers. Many of these systems can also be used for floor and bench cleaning in accordance with Health and Safety Executive Guidelines which prohibit dry brushing of brick and stone dust.