Silica is a mineral found in many common products and fine silica dust particles can penetrate the lungs, leading to a variety of health complications, such as COPD, lung cancer and more. Certain occupations, such as construction workers, masons and more, are the most at risk for exposure due to their use of products containing silica dust. recently created a guide to silica dust to help educate others on the risks, where they can be found and more. The organization also created a guide on silicosis, a lung disease caused by silica dust exposure.