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Breathe Freely - Controlling Exposures to Prevent Occupational Lung Disease in Manufacturing

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

The process of welding generates fumes, gases and dusts which, if inhaled, can cause serious lung conditions. In fact, welding is one of the top ten causes of work-related cancer, causing an estimated 150 deaths a year in the UK. In addition, welding is associated with numerous other serious health conditions, such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), metal fume fever and effects on the nervous system as well as short-term irritation of the throat and lungs, and reduced lung function. Click http://www.breathefreely.org.uk/assets/bfii-brochure-may-2017-sp.pdf




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