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Dust suppression on dusty roads

Quarries and construction sites are dusty places, especially in the summer. Much of this dust is on the ground and when dry, it can be thrown up into the air by trucks and other vehicles.

Dusts, regardless of what they contain, have recently been identified as possible causes of COPD.

Once dust is in the air, it is very hard to control. One of the simplest ways of controlling it is to stop it from getting into the air. Where there is regular traffic, this can be done with simple roadway water sprayers and wheel washers.

Dust cloud thrown up by a quarry truck
A quarry truck
A quarry with a truck in the distance
Updated 2013-04-26