Silica is a natural occurring mineral found in rocks and stone commonly used in building materials. Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is generated by workplace processes such as cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, polishing, and crushing of natural stone or man-made silica containing materials and products.
RCS dust particles are small enough to penetrate deep into the lungs and can cause irreversible lung damage and leading to diseases such as Silicosis. Air monitoring and testing your workplace can determine the level of airborne RCS to help reduce exposure in the workplace.
AMAL is fully NATA accredited for RCS analysis using the latest FTIR equipment to determine content accurately, quickly, and cost effectively on workplace air samples collected onto PVC filters.