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Increased awareness of welding fume health risks calls for more efficient means of fume extraction


Mild steel welding is the most common method of welding today, essential to any industry that uses welding in its production process. Recent scientific evidence has indicated that the fumes generated by this process are in fact carcinogenic. While we are yet to see the full consequences of this discovery, it is evident that there is going to be an increased focus on the health and safety of welders, and the methods by which they can be guaranteed.

Recognizing and reducing the risks of combustible dust in tobacco and food production


Organic dust material – sugar, flour, grain, spices and wood, for example – are just as combustible as metal dust. Minimizing the risks of a severe, or even fatal, explosion requires awareness – from both management and operators – as well as equipment that can adequately capture the dust and remove it from the production process.

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.