Welding fumes explained in brief: Why an extraction system is so important

Every metal processor should know these days that welding fumes are harmful.  Yet, one question gets asked over and over again: What are welding fumes exactly? Just looking at the composition gives an indication of what hazards are behind welding … >> more

Manganese in welding fumes causes symptoms similar to those of Parkinson’s disease

manganese in welding fumes

Welding with additives containing manganese promotes the occurrence of symptoms that are similar to those of Parkinson’s disease. The higher the manganese content in the welding fumes, the more marked are the symptoms that arise. These are the findings of a recent study.

MAG-welding: common, despite high emissions of welding fumes

Welding aluminium: dangerous formation of oxides and ozone

Many welding companies ask themselves one question when it comes to the welding of aluminium: Is an air pollution control system absolutely necessary when working with this comparatively lightweight material? Studies show, however, that the material does indeed pose a … >> more

Welding fumes and their varying effects

Not all welding fumes are the same. Hazardous substances created by the welding process have different effects on the human body. There are substances which affect the lungs, poisonous substances and carcinogenic substances – and they all harbor their own … >> more

How welding fumes and pollutants are created

If welding fumes are formed, a whole chain of physical and chemical processes is behind them. The pollutants in the welding fumes are also formed by very different elements during the welding process. Welding fumes are created at the high … >> more

Risk of heart attack due to fine dust particulate pollution higher than once thought

Fine dust increases the risk of heart attack more significantly than once thought. A new study proves how dangerous even extremely small doses of dust particles can be. The EU limit values for fine dust may be too low. An … >> more

Prevent fire and injury due to flying sparks

One of the key reasons for fires during welding operations are invisible smouldering fires These are initiated by sparks which cannot be avoided during welding.  Yet you can protect yourself from the danger of flying sparks. During welding, in addition … >> more

Occupational safety does not end with exctraction: Dust disposal also entails hazards

Dust disposal

Due to the health hazard of welding fumes, it is not sufficient to only rely on a good extraction and air filtration. Dust disposal also plays a large part. Here, the welder must be protected against hazardous substances in the … >> more

Health hazard from welding fumes

Beim Schweißrauch wird es vor allem Nanobereich extrem gefährlich für Schweißer.

Contaminants from welding hold a high potential hazard to the health of welders. This is dependent on welding process and material. Welding fumes pose an enormous potential hazard. Official tests show that fume particles are typically smaller than 1 micron, … >> more

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