Welding fumes are often underrated. While everyone is strictly told about not watching the welding light with bare eyes, safety from welding fumes is hardly addressed. Perhaps because the fumes look harmless or just the lack of options to control these fumes, the result in most cases is welding fumes are just left out open in the air. But why is welding fume dangerous?
Just a glimpse of the composition of welding fumes is enough to explain:
What do welding fumes contain?
Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silver, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, Zinc
Shielding – Argon, Helium, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide.
Process – Nitric Oxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Phosgene, Hydrogen Fluoride, Carbon Dioxide
How welding fumes affect us?
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