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'''Engineered stone''' is a manufactured product made of crushed quartz or marble that is used for countertops and floors. Quartz mainly for countertops, marble for floors. The quartz or marble is glued and colored.
 
'''Engineered stone''' is a manufactured product made of crushed quartz or marble that is used for countertops and floors. Quartz mainly for countertops, marble for floors. The quartz or marble is glued and colored.
  
The high silica content of engineered stone made with quartz makes the produce hazardous to those who manufacture or work with it. [[Silicosis]] may rapidly develop as fine silica particles lodge in the lungs of unprotected workers.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3768.pdf|website=osha.gov|title=Hazard Alert Worker Exposure to Silica during Countertop Manufacturing, Finishing and Installation|publisher=OSHA|accessdate=April 2, 2016}}</ref><ref name="NYT4116">{{cite news|author1=Barry Meier|title=Popular Quartz Countertops Pose a Risk to Workers|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/business/popular-quartz-countertops-pose-a-risk-to-workers.html|accessdate=April 2, 2016|work=The New York Times|date=April 1, 2016}}</ref>
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The high silica content of engineered stone made with quartz makes the produce hazardous to those who manufacture or work with it. [[Silicosis]] may rapidly develop as fine silica particles lodge in the lungs of unprotected workers.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3768.pdf|website=osha.gov|title=Hazard Alert Worker Exposure to Silica during Countertop Manufacturing, Finishing and Installation|publisher=OSHA|accessdate=April 2, 2016}}</ref><ref name="NYT4116">{{cite news|author1=Barry Meier|title=Popular Quartz Countertops Pose a Risk to Workers|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/business/popular-quartz-countertops-pose-a-risk-to-workers.html|accessdate=April 2, 2016|work=The New York Times|date=April 1, 2016}}</ref> The product is not hazardous to end users so long as they do not cut or polish it.
  
 
==Substitutes==
 
==Substitutes==

Revision as of 10:44, 2 April 2016

Engineered stone is a manufactured product made of crushed quartz or marble that is used for countertops and floors. Quartz mainly for countertops, marble for floors. The quartz or marble is glued and colored.

The high silica content of engineered stone made with quartz makes the produce hazardous to those who manufacture or work with it. Silicosis may rapidly develop as fine silica particles lodge in the lungs of unprotected workers.[1][2] The product is not hazardous to end users so long as they do not cut or polish it.

Substitutes

A number of cheaper and safer alternatives are available. Zodiaq, Caesarstone, DEKTON, and Silestone are major brandnames for engineered stone.

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