On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Nolan Penney wrote:
> Rain will kill you if you stare up at it enough to drown yourself. This
> is the same sand that is on the beaches, and just as deadly, or safe,
> depending on your perspective.
> The issue is lung function, silicosis, and perhaps cancer. Has to do
> with the small particles getting down deep into the lung tissue and
> damaging the alveoli.
> With just a touch of care, the danger is avoided. An external air
> supply takes care of the entire problem.
So is using sand inside a blasting cabinet a health hazard if you don't
use a respirator as well?