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Welding fume - health risks involved

Welding fume health risks; how to reduce them in the workshop


In 2017, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released new scientific evidence showing that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer, and possibly kidney cancer, in humans. As a result, mild steel welding fume has been reclassified as a human carcinogen in the United Kingdom, and it is likely that other countries will follow suit. Moreover, this recent discovery indicates that all welding fume should be seen as potentially carcinogenic, and that measures will need to be taken in order to reduce the health hazards caused by welding fume exposure.

Which Industries Need Dust Extraction?


The basic answer is all industries that create dust! Most of the companies that we deal with are in many different types of manufacturing industries, Textile factories, food processing, Woodwork and Car garages and workshops to name a few.

The changes to welding in 2019


The HSE's announcement in February brought with it some major changes to the welding industry, in particular mild steel.

The benefits of smart and communicative filter systems


IoT technology and artificial intelligence are reshaping industrial processes. By gathering data, applying analytics and extracting insights, companies can understand, monitor and maintain the performance and quality of their systems like never before. This is certainly the case with industrial filters as well.

Why do you need an Airflow Indicator for your LEV


Local Exhaust Ventilation systems do a fantastic job of making the air surrounding an operator safe, they are designed to efficiently and quickly remove hazardous fumes from the operators breathing zone.