Carolyn Reeb-Whitaker, MSc and U.S. Registered Industrial Hygienist, is the principal investigator for occupational respiratory disease surveillance in the Department of Labor and Industry's Safety and Health Assessment and Prevention Research (SHARP) program in Washington State.
Artificial stone countertops, also known as "quartz stone countertops," are made by polymerizing quartz aggregate and resin binder. These materials look similar to natural stone and are increasingly used in residential construction and home furnishings. Between 2010 and 2018, imports of quartzite countertops in the United States have increased by nearly 800% (US International Trade Commission).