Eurosil - The European Association of Industrial Silica Producers

3.4. Trucks from a quarry drive through my village. Am I at risk from silica exposure?

No. Various measures are taken to prevent airborne dust being generated by trucks when they are carrying mineral products. Loads are enclosed, sheeted or packaged not just to prevent loss in transit but also to keep them in good condition until they reach their destination.

Where necessary, quarry operators also take special precautions to keep the roads clean outside their quarries. Many quarries have truck washing facilities and wheel washes and some even use road sweepers to keep the roads clean around their site entrances.