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What is dust?

It exists in almost every workplace: dust. Dust is created everywhere, most of it harmless. But beware, not every type of substance is harmless. Too much dust is bad for health, the lifespan of machines and the environment. As experts in dust control, we are happy to explain to you what dust is, where it comes from and how you can work dust-free.

What is dust?

Dust consists of small, solid particles that are created by, for example, shredding, crushing, sieving or reducing material. Dust is nothing more than very small particles of matter that have fallen apart. So fabric is not one material, it can be anything. The small dust particles spread across the ground, while the smallest particles remain suspended in the air indefinitely. Although dust is very small, it can have major consequences.

What types of fabric are there?

Nuisance substances

Nuisance substances are not necessarily harmful, but they are very annoying. This is dust from a material that is not harmful to your health, but can cause irritation to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. In short: these substances are annoying and annoying, but they do no harm. Examples of annoying substances are: plaster dust, lime dust and chalk dust.

Harmful substances

Harmful substances are bad for your health. This type of dust is common in rubble recycling, natural stone quarries and construction and demolition waste. These substances are difficult or even impossible to remove naturally from the lungs. Airways and lungs can become irritated and in some cases permanently damaged. It is therefore important to apply dust control when working with harmful substances.

When is dust dangerous?

A little dust is often no problem, as long as it is not harmful, of course. Dust only has a negative impact on health when there is too much of it. The effect of dust on health depends on the harmfulness and the amount of dust in the air. In addition, an accumulation of dust can also be unpleasant and annoying.

Not only does dust affect the lungs, but dangerous situations can also arise in the workplace if excessive dust continues to accumulate. This includes reduced visibility, wear and tear and reduced operation of machines or blocked signaling due to dust.

Areas of excessive dust formation

Areas where excessive dust formation is most common include mining, coal handling, recycling industries and other industrial processes. Dust can be moved by the wind or other actions, causing the nuisance to manifest itself in a larger area.

Consequences of excessive dust production

Some consequences of excessive dust production are:

  • Health risks
  • Increased risk of dust explosions and fire
  • Damage to equipment
  • Complaints from the environment
  • Poor visibility, which can lead to dangerous situations.

To prevent these consequences, it is important to combat dust. BeePro has the necessary knowledge and experience with dust control in all kinds of industries and is your partner in the field of dust control.

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