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Control of wood dust from automated routers.
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2001 Oct; 16(10):940
Automated routers 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.
Woodworkers; Woodworking-industry; Wood-dusts; Occupational-exposure; Workers; Worker-health; Eye-irritants; Skin-irritants; Allergies; Lung-function; Bronchial-asthma; Nasal-cancer; Health-hazards
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division