Silicosis is a progressive and deadly disease that causes fibrosis of the lungs from the inhalation of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust.
There are severe penalties for failing to comply with current Health & Safety legislation in this area. Your vacuums must comply otherwise they are in breach of the law and you can be fined accordingly by WorkSafe New Zealand.
WorkSafe New Zealand has provided this comprehensive article outlining the risks of silica dust in the work place: Silica dust in the workplace (PDF)
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