i am a jeweler previously worked on lost wax casting around 13 yrs
back. was not aware of silica danger and did not wear mask.
in between supervised a granite cutter from close proximity on a
couple of occasions.
recently have gone into faceting and want to restart my jewelry
i work in a small storeroom converted into a faceting workshop that
has ventilation only from the door. i have faceted 5 beryl
(heliodor) as well as 5 amethyst quartz stones.
i use a drip tank for cutting (on a few occasions forgot to switch
on but did so when i realised it was off)
have gotten a bit of paranoia regarding silicosis. during this time
my sinuses have flared up (i used to have this problem when i used
to handmake jewellery during my college apprentice ship) and have had
a runny nose sinus headache and sore throat also it has been very
cold here making the runny nose worse.
currently i have been diagnosed with adrenal suppression due to
need your advise on wether cutting maybe have had adverse effect on
my lung health and wether i have damaged them.
any info you may be able to give or if you could steer me in the
right direction of someone with the relative experience who may be
able to advise me.
thanking you in advance