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The Health effects of exposure to wood dusts

The Health effects of exposure to wood dusts

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Published by The Service] in [Toronto .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Wood -- Toxicology.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesA study of nasal and sinus cancers in Ontario, 1973-1983.
    StatementHealth Studies Service, Special Studies and Services Branch, Ministry of Labour.
    ContributionsFinkelstein, Murray M., Ontario. Ministry of Labour. Special Studies and Services Branch. Health Studies Service.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA1242W79 H34 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination30 leaves.
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16383367M
    ISBN 100772907145

    A recent occupational cohort study used a job-exposure matrix to evaluate cumulative exposure to a variety of organic dusts and also found no evidence of increased lung cancer risk with increasing exposure to wood dust While the study used quantitative exposure data, exposure levels were assigned based on job titles rather than subject Cited by:   Occupational wood dust exposure has long been associated with adverse health outcomes, with the highest exposure levels to wood dust occurring in the construction and furniture industries. The nature of the association between wood dust exposure and HNSCC has been somewhat controversial in the literature, with a number of reports examining Cited by:

    Organic dusts are particles of vegetable, animal, and microbial origin and are found in a wide range of occupational and general environments. This comprehensive handbook discusses organic dusts and their effects on man. Organic Dusts describes the different environments in which organic dusts are p.   Wood dust is one of the oldest and one of the most common occupational exposures in the world. The present analyses examine the effect of lifetime exposure to wood dust in diverse occupational settings on lung cancer risk. We conducted two population-based case–control studies in Montreal: Study I (–) included cases and two sets of controls ( population and Cited by:

    William MacNee, in Clinical Respiratory Medicine (Fourth Edition), Occupational Exposure to Dusts. There is a causal link between occupational dust exposure and the development of mucus hypersecretion. In addition, longitudinal studies in workforces exposed to dust show an association between dust exposure and a more rapid decline in FEV ion bias must be considered in these. Workplace exposure standards for wood products Workplace exposure standards (WES) are levels of contaminants in air which must not be exceeded. They are set at a level that is expected to prevent health effects occurring in most workers. The workplace exposure standard for airborne inhalable wood dust is 1 mg/m3 for hardwoods and 5 mg/m3 for File Size: KB.


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Exposure to wood dust has long been associated with a variety of adverse health effects, including dermatitis, allergic respiratory effects, mucosal and nonallergic respiratory effects, and cancer. The toxicity data in animals are limited, particularly with regard to exposure to wood dust alone; there are, however, a large number of studies in The Health effects of exposure to wood dusts book.

(rhinitis). Other observed effects include nosebleeds, an impaired sense of smell, and complete nasal blockage. The health effects of exposure to wood dust are due to chemicals in the wood or chemical substances in the wood created by bacteria, fungi, or Size: KB.

Occupational exposure to wood dusts has been well established as a cause of nasal cancer, dermatitis, and pneumonites from molds growing in wood chips. Wood dust is also associated with toxic effects, irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, dermatitis, and respiratory system effects which include decreased lung capacity and allergic reactions.

NOTE: This document focuses on the health concerns associated with wood dust from untreated wood. Background: Potential health impacts resulting from wood dust exposure among workers in the furniture factories have been reported in many studies.

However, most of the studies focused on pine. (): Looks at smoking versus nonsmoking wood furniture workers and statically evaluates effects on DNA single strand breaks and cancer.

Dust Explosions. In addition to the health effects of wood dust, airborne dust can create the potential for a dust explosion. Wood dust can cause serious health problems. It can cause asthma, which carpenters and joiners are four times more likely to get compared with other UK workers.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations require that you protect workers from the hazards of wood dust. DUSTS NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED (DUST NOS) AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ISSUES a recommendation on the level of exposure that the typical worker can experience without adverse health effects.

Any recommended exposure value should not be viewed as a fine line between safe and unsafe exposures. exposure to dusts should be maintained below 10 mg File Size: 1MB. Pay Attention to Books' Deadly Dust.

Only in the past 10 years the researchers have begun to understand the magnitude of the health effects associated with particulate matter. A new study by New York University (NYU), School of Medicine and Brigham Young University [6, 7] provide the strongest evident that long term exposure to fine.

Health Hazards > Wood Dust - Carcinogens: Exposure to wood dust has long been associated with a variety of adverse health effects, including dermatitis, allergic respiratory effects, mucosal and nonallergic respiratory effects, and cancer.

Contact with the irritant compounds in wood sap can cause dermatitis and other allergic reactions. Wood dusts have caused various asthmatic reactions, nasal dryness, irritation, bleeding, obstruction, coughing, wheezing, sneezing, sinusitis, and prolonged colds.

Epidemiological studies and case reports have established a definite association between nasal cancer and wood dust exposure. Adverse health effects associated with wood dust exposure include dermatitis, allergic respiratory effects, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory effects, and cancer.

Allergic respiratory problems can be caused by wood dust. Wood dust on the floor can cause tripping or slipping. Vision can be impaired by airborne chips and dust generated during machining and sanding operations. Precautions Health If exposure to wood dust cannot be prevented altogether, then assess the risk to health from exposure to airborne dust by: finding out if exposure to dust is being adequatelyFile Size: 18KB.

The immediate effect is unnoticeable, but over long periods of time, this can result in significantly decreased lung capacity, and a number of other health issues. Irritants: The most common way that wood dust affects a woodworker is by being an irritant.

This simply means that it can irritate our skin, our eyes, and our lungs. This site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can also access further information on dust from this site.

Dust is tiny, dry particles in the air and can be produced when materials are cut, drilled, demolished, sanded, shovelled, etc.

This means many work activities can create dust. The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration provides information about exposure limits to wood dust. Selected References: International Agency for Research on Cancer. Wood Dust and Formaldehyde, IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Volume Lyon, France: World Health Organization, Also available.

Respiratory health effects from occupational exposure to wood dusts. Scand J Work Environ Health 14 () Occupational exposure to wood dusts has been well estab-lished as a cause of nasal cancer, dermatitis, and pneumonites from molds growing in wood chips.

With the exception of studies on western red cedar asthma, there is a dearth of. Dusts are generated not only by work processes, but may also occur naturally, e.g., pollens, volcanic ashes, and sandstorms.

Fibrous dusts, such as asbestos and other such materials, have been shown to present special health problems primarily related to the shape of the particles. In relation to health,File Size: KB.

Health and safety effects of dust. From 1 Novemberthe occupational exposure limit Many occupational diseases are the result of many years of exposure to dust and it may take years or decades before the disease becomes noticeable. The potential health effects of some common dusts in mines and quarries are summarised below.

Health effect. People exposed to wood dust at work are at greater risk of developing nose, sinus, throat, lung, and skin conditions. Health problems may take a long time to develop, and are most common in people who have spent many years at workplaces exposed to high concentrations of wood dust. Dusts from hardwoods are usually finer and therefore more easily File Size: 19KB.

HEALTH HAZARDS. Reported health effects associated with exposure to dust. from wood products include: • skin disorders such as allergic dermatitis – certain timbers are known to produce adverse health effects and sensitisation (see: Further information for a Health and Safety Executive, UK, information sheet on toxic woods)File Size: 85KB.2.

Bronchoprovocation test with imbuia (&) and meranti (e) wood dust. including immunologic tests, to assist in the often difficult task of confirming a diagnosis of occupational asthma.

REFERENCES 1. Goldsmith DF, Shy CM. Respiratory health effects from occupational exposure to wood dusts. Scand J Work Environ Health ; by: Health effects of dust What is dust? Dust is a common air pollutant generated by many different sources and activities. Terms explained. Pollutant – a substance that has been introduced to the environment and has undesired or negative effects.

Particles – tiny solid and liquid substances that can float in the air. Many particles are invisible.