Silicosis (pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis) is fatal, and there is no cure.
Silica dust of two to five micron size, when inhaled, travels up to the alveoli of the lungs. It's very bad for people with a pre-existing respiratory pathology, and children and elderly are quite susceptible to this element.
People with respiratory challenges are always disadvantaged compared to healthier individuals and young adults.
"Exposure to silica dust could lead to different respiratory ailments, including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), bronchitis and emphysema. Pulmonary TB and airway diseases are also believed to be associated with silica exposure, as also auto-immune disorders and chronic renal disease". I am quoting from an article by Jagdish Patel, an occupational safety and health activist.
I could go on and on, and literally end at page 999 talking about the negative and irreversible impact that will have for our small community and how the long term exposure will translate for our health.
Once I requested for associates from Granite Constructions, the company planning the quarry, to show to the public what exactly will take place once the quarry will be in full productions, but they never did, so I want to give you a little pre-view of what it could and may happen.
Check this YouTube video and tell me if you like it. A small group of people from Save Our Southwest Hills will be at the farmers market in old town Temecula Saturday from 9-11 a.m. please come to show your support, and say no to Liberty Quarry in Temecula.