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10 hours ago, se7enthdevil said:

i hope everyone realises that they are more likely to get killed by a badly felled tree...

 

toxicity goes around the woodturning forums all the time and i'm yet to have anyone give an example where wood toxicity was a major factor.

 

foliage is a different matter.

Yea, don't swallow leaves mate, you get a right cough 😄 K

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I'm surprised many of you find the idea of breathing in wood dust so amusing and non threatening, form personal experience I know this not to be the case.

 

The thread was aimed more at the newer ones who have come to this industry from a safer environment, the hobbiest who think playing with wood is a lucrative enterprise and those who dip into this forum for help and advice.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Forest2Furniture said:

I'm surprised many of you find the idea of breathing in wood dust so amusing and non threatening, form personal experience I know this not to be the case.

 

The thread was aimed more at the newer ones who have come to this industry from a safer environment, the hobbiest who think playing with wood is a lucrative enterprise and those who dip into this forum for help and advice.

 

 

Its handy to know for sure. When sanding I'll deffo start wearing one. 

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On 27/03/2020 at 10:48, Forest2Furniture said:

I'm surprised many of you find the idea of breathing in wood dust so amusing and non threatening, form personal experience I know this not to be the case.

 

The thread was aimed more at the newer ones who have come to this industry from a safer environment, the hobbiest who think playing with wood is a lucrative enterprise and those who dip into this forum for help and advice.

 

 

don't get me wrong mate i'm not saying it's ok to breath in dist for a laugh i'm simply saying that all dust is pretty much the same when it comes to anything that is grown or can be milled in the UK.

 

one could possibly have an dermatologically allergic reaction to certain trees but that's about it in my view.

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Chipping a London Plain in full leaf caused a mate some nasty symptoms .

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I handle a few custom knives so bench sander in the garage, mostly wear a mask but forgot the once, felt like my sinus’ were on fire and tight chest for 2-3 days. Now have a Makita dust extract unit and always wear a FFP3 mask. Gf’s a respiratory nurse and had a tree guy come in with shot lungs from breathing saw dust all the time. Can’t remember what got him but 35yrs + in the trade is a lot of dust to breathe in

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1 hour ago, Dbikeguy said:

I handle a few custom knives so bench sander in the garage, mostly wear a mask but forgot the once, felt like my sinus’ were on fire and tight chest for 2-3 days. Now have a Makita dust extract unit and always wear a FFP3 mask. Gf’s a respiratory nurse and had a tree guy come in with shot lungs from breathing saw dust all the time. Can’t remember what got him but 35yrs + in the trade is a lot of dust to breathe in

Wood dust doesn't just dissolve in the lungs it rots down first and can cause respiratory problems as well as tumors in the sinuses. The biggest culprit in recent times for this is MDF, many wood workers suffer from cancer of the sinuses and throat.

 

I have my sinuses checked every 5 years, it does involve having a camera passed through them to the back of the throat but a little discomfort is worth the reassurance that all is well.

 

It's for these reasons I made and posted the list, I've worked for 40yrs in the wood trade, started long before ppe was the norm.

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4 minutes ago, Forest2Furniture said:

I have my sinuses checked every 5 years, it does involve having a camera passed through them to the back of the throat but a little discomfort is worth the reassurance that all is well.

If our other halves can put up with it now and again so can we. :D 

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