Silicosis: a risk hidden in water filters

Nature Works Glass filter media has brought about a revolution in the filter media market for various reasons of which durability, saving capacity -water, energy and chemical products among others- are notable examples. However, it is important to note that the two fundamental advantages are related directly to our health: both the security and water quality it provides.


Captura de pantalla 2016-07-01 a la(s) 10.35.04Traditional filtration medias use, specially in swimming pools, silica sand to filter water. This method may be considered hazardous when it is handled as it can cause silicosis, a lung disease resulting from breathing in silica dust, main component of the sand. Although is is necessary to be exposed to the substance for a prolonged period of time to be considered a risk, it is convenient to wear dust masks when changing the silica charge, something that Nature Works recommends to all the professionals of this sector whenever they come into contact with this substance. Cancer is another of the adverse effects known related to the continuous handling of silica sand, as well as many other incapacitating illnesses. United States law, for example, states that all those exposed to silica sand should take preventive measures such as working in ventilated areas, wearing protective gear, warning workers they are near a hazardous area and cleaning with special vacuum cleaners or with a damp method among other precautions to be taken.


LAb1At Nature works we have been working for years to offer a completely harmless and safe solution for all those who make an occasional use as well as for those who use it continually. Thanks to the resources used by the R & D department at Grupo Camacho, we have created the MC2 technology, a filter media based on glass that avoids the occurence of lung diseases such as silicosis and other related illnesses.

The groundbreaking  MC2 Anti-Compaction Technology also offers a multifaceted filtrating particle free of sharp edges. This feature, crucial when handling the glass to avoid accidents, is only one of the multiple advantages Nature Works has to offer compared to inferior quality glass on the market offered by competing brands.


When it comes to choosing a filter media it is important to assess and analyze all the advantages and inconveniences that the different products on the market have to offer, but always putting our health and that of our employees above any other factor.