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Control of wood dust from table saws, shapers, and automated routers.
Topmiller JL; Flesch JP
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Apr; 15(4):324-325
Table saws have been found to create significant amounts of wood dust. Workers exposed to wood dusts have experienced a variety of adverse health effects such as eye and skin irritation, allergy, reduced lung function, asthma, and nasal cancer. Therefore, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends limiting wood dust exposures to prevent these health problems.
Wood; Wood dusts; Woodworkers; Woodworking; Woodworking equipment; Woodworking industry; Dust control; Dust control equipment; Exhaust hoods; Exhaust systems; Exhaust ventilation; Airborne particles; Air quality monitoring; Woodworking industry; Woodworkers; Exhaust ventilation; Skin irritants; Eye irritants; Respiratory irritants; Nasal cancer; Respiratory system disorders; Pulmonary system disorders
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Page last reviewed: April 9, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division