Most work related lung diseases result from inhaling dangerous dust.
The risk is normally spotted too late as respiratory diseases often progress over a longer period of time before a serious illness is detected.
Inhaling dust can cause permanent damage to nose, throat and lungs. The symptoms may vary from cough, runny nose or watery eyes to asthma and decreased lung function.
Don’t dispose your senses to the risk – use a safety respirator wherever possible and necessary.
Recommended areas of use:
- Industry and building sites
- Installation of insulation and demolition
- Work involving powder as well as materials likely to produce fibres and particles
- Stripping and treatment of metal, wood and painting
- Sawmills and other woodwork
- Agricultural work involving corn and hay
- Work involving soldering and metal
- Technical laboratories
- DIY activities
- Cleaning in dusty conditions
- Food industry
- Working with animals