Wood dust is produced in the process of wood processing. It comes from wood and belongs to organic dust. On October 27, 2017, in the list of carcinogens published by the international agency for research on cancer of the World Health Organization, wood dust was listed as category 1 carcinogen (i.e. confirmed human carcinogen). Researchers have done a survey of patients with nasal cancer, they found that 48% - 63% of the patients had a professional history of carpentry.
How can wood dust cause cancer?
Wood dust contains a certain amount of tar, tannins, tannic acid, unsaturated benzene hydrocarbons and their oxides, etc.
People who have been exposed to high concentration of wood dust for a long time. There's some wood dust in the nose.
They can cause nasal adenocarcinoma, lymphoma and so on.
How to reduce the harm of wood dust?
Since wood dust can cause cancer,
In the process of daily interior decoration, windows can be opened for ventilation. This method is simple and easy to operate.
2. Wet operation
If conditions permit, spraying water on the workplace. It is the most simple and easy measure.
3. Many dust removal methods are not ideal,
It is particularly important to take personal protective measures.
Wear dust masks, dust suits, etc,
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