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What Are the Types of Substances That Can Cause Chemicals to Be Hazardous?

Hazardous substances are chemicals that have the potential to cause ill-health. This can be due to the presence of toxins, oxidizers, irritants, radioactivity, sensitizing agents, carcinogens, corrosives, or other highly reactive substances in the chemicals or mixtures used. There are many different industries that require workers to handle these types of substances and for those […]

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The Importance of Monitoring Air Quality for Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide

If you work in an environment where carbon dioxide is present, it’s recommended that CO2 levels are monitored to ensure safe levels are maintained. CO2 occurs naturally in the atmosphere at low levels, but exposure to increased levels can be harmful, potentially even deadly. Because carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless and non-flammable gas, it […]

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The Long-Term Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos. Scar like tissue is formed around the lungs, known as pulmonary fibrosis which decreases the elasticity of the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. The first symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath, chest tightness, persistent dry cough, chest pain, loss of appetite, enlargement […]

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Highlighting the Risks: The Importance of Asbestos Awareness Training in the Workplace

There is no such thing as being too careful when it comes to dealing with asbestos. Exposure to asbestos can cause serious, long-term and potentially fatal diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis, all of which can take many years to display their associated symptoms. While the use of asbestos has been phased out in building […]

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