Silica or silicon dioxide is common in nature. It is a principal component of our earth’s crust, for example. One of the forms that silica can take is quartz. Quartz can be found in various building materials, which means that exposure to silica is relatively high in the construction industry in particular.
Silica and your health
There are a number of health effects associated with exposure to silica.
iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether avoiding exposure to silica may be particularly important for you to help prevent certain conditions. In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks. Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health. In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.