The cutting of most stone benchtops is via wet cutting methods, but timber on a construction site isn’t wet cut and they both produce dusts. There are a lot of reasons for this, industry standards, cost, the kiwi she’ll be right attitude.
One of the major reasons is that not all dusts are the same and they can cause different health effects on the body. In general, any dust particle that you can breathe in (we call this inhalable dust) is harmful to the body, that’s why there is a workplace exposure standard for inhalable dust.
That’s why it’s important to get one of our team to come to the worksite and do an exposure assessment and identified the types of dust that you might be exposed to.