A cross-party parliamentary inquiry into silicosis and its impact on construction workers has been begun.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Respiratory Health launched the inquiry on 9 July, working alongside not-for-profit organisation B&CE, and has called for evidence from experts and others with an interest in respiratory health.

Calls for evidence close on 31 August 2019.

Silicosis is a serious occupational lung disease caused by the long-term inhalation of large amounts of tiny particles of silica dust.

It is preventable when the correct precautions are taken; but the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says silicosis is the second biggest risk to the health of construction workers.


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