Dust and Mist Collection – A Matter of Health

Dust and Mist Collection – A Matter of Health

Industrial dust and mist are much more than a nuisance. Not only does dust and mist create an unclean workplace, many of the contaminants found in industrial dust and mist can have serious and detrimental effects on the health of people exposed to them. Health problems that are associated with industrial dust and mists can include:

  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of concentration
  • Breathing problems
  • Headaches

In worst case scenarios, exposure to industrial dust and mist can lead to severe chronic illnesses such as lung cancer, COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma.

A number of federal government agencies have established standards and regulations to protect workers, as well as the environment from the hazards of industrial dust and mist. There are also many national organizations that have put forth safety considerations and guidelines. Agencies and organizations include:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

Fortunately, a wide range of solutions are available for dealing with workplace dust and mist and improving indoor air quality. Effective industrial dust and mist collection can be accomplished through a variety of equipment systems including:

Air Solutions is highly experienced in developing industrial dust and mist collection solutions for a diverse range of processes and environments. We partner with industry-leading manufacturers to build the most effective and reliable industrial dust and mist collection systems available.

To learn more about why industrial dust and mist matter and what you can do to control it, download our FREE guide, Controlling Dust and Mist in the Industrial Environment.