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blasting


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The use of explosives, e.g., dynamite, to break up rocks in quarries and mines. This is a dangerous activity that exposes workers to risk of death or injury from the explosion, hearing loss caused by the percussive force of the explosion, and longer term chronic respiratory disease, such as pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of dust following blasting operations.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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