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Sandbox Sand and Playsand Safety Information Sheet

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What California says about crystalline silica: The State of California requires the above warning label on playsand containing crystalline silica. That is because much of the sand found in today's stores is not natural sand, but actually derived from quarried quartz rocks. Children, who have developing lungs, breathe in crystalline silica dust as they play in the sand. Frequent sandbox play creates continued exposure to this known carcinogen.

Chapter 3. Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 12000. Chemicals Known to the State to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity.

What OSHA says about crystalline silica:

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/silicacrystalline/index.html

Silica, Crystalline Silicosis is a disabling, nonreversible and sometimes fatal lung disease caused by overexposure to respirable crystalline silica. More than one million U.S. workers are exposed to crystalline silica, and each year more than 250 die from silicosis. There is no cure for the disease, but it is 100 percent preventable if employers, workers, and health professionals work together to reduce exposures.

Crystalline silica. A colorless mineral, also called quartz. It is an ingredient in sand and flint, which are used in making glass, cement, and concrete. Exposure to crystalline silica dust can cause lung diseases such as silicosis.



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