At Evostone, we've never used silica within our solid surface benchtops, ensuring the protection of our team and customers.
Silicosis is a long-term lung disease caused by inhaling unsafe levels of silica dust, usually over a period of many years.
People who work with certain materials may inhale a very fine dust that contains silica. Once inside the lungs, the dust particles can scar the lungs. This scarring is known as silicosis.
Silicosis can lead to breathing problems, a serious lung condition called Progressive Massive Fibrosis (PMF), or lung cancer. There is no cure for silicosis and it can be fatal.
Referenced from healthdirect.gov.au (2022)
Evostone Solid Surfaces have been silica free since the business was first founded. This allows joiners and cabinet makers to manufacturer and install our Evostone benchtops risk free.