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Vehicle emissions: what is in it, what are the health effects and how can you protect against indoor air pollution.

10 Feb 2023 Health risks

Vehicle emissions can include a variety of harmful substances, which can contribute to air pollution and have negative impacts on public health and the environment.

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Nuisances while performing welding jobs?

11 Feb 2022 Health risks

Because welding processes often generate sparks, glares and fumes, a safe and nuisance-free workplace is of utmost importance.

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Welding fume extraction ensures a safe work environment

11 Jun 2021 Health risks

Welders should take great care to ensure that both they and their co-workers are safe and avoid spreading dangerous welding fume throughout the facility. There are quite a number of guidelines one must adhere to in order for them and their colleagues to return home, safely, every day.

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Safe welding rules also help fight viruses

25 Nov 2020 Health risks

It is common sense to keep welding fumes in the breathing zone of a welder below a certain limit [1]. Personal protection, source extraction and good general ventilation are the essentials for completing a welding job as safely as possible. Everybody should realise that personal protection is as important if not more so at this time, as Covid-19 (or the “coronavirus”) continues to spread worldwide.


Plymovent and COVID-19

30 Mar 2020 Health risks

Plymovent is monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus closely and we continue our work ensuring we meet the needs of our customers, as well as provide for the health and safety of our employees, customers and local communities alike.

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The Environmental Protection Agency

22 Oct 2019 Health risks

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency in the United States entrusted with the mission of protecting human health and the environment. They dedicate themselves to topics as diverse as air, water and land, chemicals and toxics, waste and cleanup.

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Hexavalent chromium (Chromium 6) also found in welding fumes

4 Jun 2019 Health risks

What is hexavalent chromium & how to act for best protection.
A recent case (early February 2019) of financial compensation for 800 workers who have been exposed to the hazardous hexavalent chromium in the workshop of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NedTrain-department) in Tilburg, the Netherlands, has again put the spotlight on the danger of this substance.

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New evidence: welding fumes can cause lung cancer

22 Feb 2019 Health risks

When metals are heated above their melting point, they vaporize and condense into welding fumes. Most people know that these welding fumes are unhealthy and dangerous. Although not everybody in the metal industry – and in other lines of work where welding is done – is fully aware of the dangers, most of them are familiar with local exhaust ventilation and personal protection equipment to minimize the health risks that are involved with welding.

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Welding fumes classified as Carcinogenic to humans

19 Feb 2019 Health risks

Welding fumes and UV radiation from welding are now classified as “carcinogenic to humans” by the IARC.

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New Diesel Engine Technology and Ultrafine Particles

11 Jan 2019 Health risks

Over the years, modern diesel engines have become cleaner. Or in other words: they have become less pollutable and emit less hazardous fumes. Diesel engines even emit less carbon dioxide than gasoline engines and many diesel engine manufacturers claim that most of the harm of diesel exhaust has been reduced.

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