Silica Dust Has No Smell

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.

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.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Vicki November 02, 2011 at 02:05 PM
I will be showing support in spirit since I will be out of town this weekend.
anotherview November 02, 2011 at 02:52 PM
In unity the people of Temecula Valley and nearby others have said No to the proposed GCI quarry near the City of Temecula. The Riverside County Planning Commission has said No to this proposed quarry. This RCPC rejection happened basically because the proposed quarry project fell short of environmental standards for such projects. GCI has left only its economic argument to sell its proposed quarry, yet even this argument exhibits flaws. The Temecula community group Save our Southwest Hills has been instrumental in raising local awareness of the proposed quarry and its potentially harmful effects to humans and the environment. Let us turn out to support this grassroots organization for its doing good in the world.
Massimo Spadazzi November 02, 2011 at 03:50 PM
Hi Vicki, no worries, we appreciate any kind of support! Keep in mind that we'll be at the farmers market in front street every Saturday therefore if you'll like to come over to sign one of our orange cards, please do so! Anotherview, thank you for your comments and the accuracy of your information, you should start your own blog!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »