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INSTRUCTOR GUIDE: Exposure to Airborne Contaminants

Publication Date: 
May 01 / 2019
Many woodworking tasks produce airborne materials that can damage the lungs if inhaled. Some materials (like solvents and adhesives) are toxic, making workers feel sick immediately, while others cause long-term lung damage. Exposure to wood dust is associated with a variety of adverse effects on the lungs including asthma and chronic bronchitis.