Independent report

Silica-related renal and connective tissue diseases: IIAC position paper 14

A review of the risk of renal disease and connective tissue diseases in work involving exposure to silica.


Silica-related renal and connective tissue diseases

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The council reviewed literature, evidence from experts and made a call for evidence. The review was extended to consider the association of silica and several rheumatic diseases.

After reviewing the evidence related to renal disease, or any of the autoimmune rheumatic disorders in relation to occupational exposure to silica, the council was unable to recommend changes to the list of prescribed diseases for which people can claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Published 10 November 2005