Jerold Jay

Contributing Writer



Protecting yourself from gases and fumes

September 25, 2003

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Welding gases, fumes, and smoke can cause both short-term and long-term health hazards for welders. Presented here are 10 ways to help ensure welders are kept safe.

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Breathing easier

August 8, 2002

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Welding smoke and fumes can be dangerous, but there are several types of equipment designed to clean the air welders breathe. Capturing airborne pollutants at the welding source is the most effective technique available. Common designs include source capture arms, portable source capture air cleaners, downdraft or sidedraft tables, and smoke extraction systems. Other air purification devices include ambiant air capture systems and breathing masks and respirators.

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