Stonemason with lung disease joins push to reduce silica dust in workplaces

Michael Nolan, who is waiting for a transplant, wants Australia’s exposure limit dramatically cut to save lives

A Victorian father with a life expectancy of only five to 10 years if he doesn’t get a lung transplant soon is pleading with authorities to reduce the national mandatory limit for silica dust exposure.

Safe Work Australia, the national body that develops work health and safety policies, will decide on Wednesday whether to reduce the dust exposure limit.

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