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Exposure to Graphite Dust


Presentation

  • At present Randy is involved in web site work regarding plastic injection molding/mold making as a means to make use of some of his accumulated knowledge.[knowledge.ulprospector.com]
  • Exposure Risks for Graphite Dust Excessive exposure to graphite presents serious dangers to the respiratory system. Well-documented health effects include lung fibrosis and pneumoconiosis, an occupational lung disease.[robovent.com]
  • WEST SYSTEM fillers present few hazards by themselves. However, breathing any nuisance dust will worsen existing respiratory problems. Smokers and others whose lungs are under strain are far more likely to develop serious respiratory problems.[westsystem.com]
  • I can find none which address the issue of pencil lead in the skin or any sources of any kind where any danger from graphite under the skin or any other "small" exposure presents any danger whatever.[answers.google.com]
  • “Donaldson's work certainly demonstrates the potential for graphene flakes to present a health risk if they are able to be inhaled and enter the lungs, or penetrate to the region surrounding the lungs.[materialstoday.com]
Exposure to Graphite Dust
  • Excessive exposure to graphite dust over extended periods of time can cause a chronic and more serious condition known as Graphitosis, which is a form of pneumoconiosis.[moldmakingtechnology.com]
Flushing
  • The dust comes in contact with the fluid being used and is flushed away to a collection unit.[moldmakingtechnology.com]
  • EYES : Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist. Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed : May cause irritation.[espimetals.com]
Irritability
  • Just as with poison ivy, the irritation can be mild or severe, acute or chronic. Inhaling concentrated epoxy vapors, if done frequently or for long periods, can irritate your respiratory tract.[westsystem.com]
  • Inhaling carbon black particles can irritate the lungs and cause coughing. Carbon black can also irritate the eyes, nose and throat. When people are exposed to high levels of carbon black over many years, the particles may lodge deep in their lungs.[dhs.wisconsin.gov]
  • Symptoms of Exposure : May cause irritation. Acute and Chronic Effects : Graphite may cause irritation of the respiratory tract. Inhalation of dusts over prolonged periods of time may cause pneumoconiosis.[espimetals.com]
  • At first, irritating mineral dust can trigger lung inflammation, which causes areas of the lung to be temporarily damaged. Over time, these areas can progress to form tough, fibrous tissue deposits. This stage of pneumoconiosis is called fibrosis.[stlimaging.ca]

Treatment

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  • There is no proven effective treatment for CWP, although complications can be treated. There are several U.S. laws regarding CWP and its treatment, and the government may help pay for treatment.[northshore.org]
  • What treatments or support are available to me? Author Amy Ahasic, MD, MPH, FCCP Date Last Reviewed January 2018[foundation.chestnet.org]
  • Treatment If you have pneumoconiosis and you develop breathing problems, your doctor will advise you to avoid further exposure to the mineral dust.[drugs.com]
  • Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment : No other relevant information available. 5 FIREFIGHTING MEASURES Extinguishing Media : Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.[espimetals.com]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis The outlook for this disease depends on the specific type of pneumoconiosis, the length of exposure to mineral dust, the level of exposure and whether the patient is a smoker.[drugs.com]

Prevention

  • It is difficult, but not impossible to prevent recurrences. Resume epoxy use only after symptoms disappear, and strictly follow the recommended handling procedures to prevent exposure.[westsystem.com]
  • Cancer Prevention and Screening: Concepts, Principles and Controversies. August 2018. MacLeod JS, Harris MA, et al.[mesothelioma.com]
  • Preventing inhalation of harmful dusts make pneumoconiosis a preventable disease.[foundation.chestnet.org]
  • Prevention Pneumoconiosis almost always can be prevented.[stlimaging.ca]
  • Wet System The second method for dust control is to use a “wet” system to saturate the area around the cutter part with a liquid to prevent dust from entering into the surrounding atmosphere.[moldmakingtechnology.com]

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