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Clark and Barbara will attend a seminar next month on wood dust. The purpose of that is to raise awareness among people that there is a certain health hazard associated with wood dust.
Why is wood dust a health concern?
Exposure to wood dust has been associated with health issues due to the natural chemicals in the wood, or substances in the wood such as bacteria, molds, or fungi.
Wood dust is considered carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). IARC states that wood dust causes cancer of the nasal cavity (nose area) and paranasal sinuses (spaces in and around the nasal cavity) and of the nasopharynx (upper part of the throat, behind the nose).
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.
Also there are places where you, as an individual, not necessarily working in any wood related job, can still be exposed to while visiting them.
You may go to a store where wood is sold or cut. Thence, wood dust can be affecting you. Each of you have a different degree of tolerance for being exposed to that type of dust. A worker needs to have a mask to protect his lungs!
Therefore, you need to be careful. For example you go to Home Depot and someone else is cutting wood for a customer, and you, as a visitor to the place, will be getting partial exposure to that wood dust.
If you are a regular customer of Home Depot or other similar stores which deal with wood cutting, you need to limit your trips in order to avoid getting sick with that malicious disease.