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Control of wood dust from shapers.
Topmiller JL; Flesch JP
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2001 Sep; 16(9):849
Wood shapers are a major source of wood dust emissions. 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: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division