Air pollution in the wood industry
In wood processing workshops, various activities generate a significant amount of fine dust, with the highest exposure occurring when using handheld machinery such as sanders, milling machines, and circular saws. Due to the proximity to the dust source, there is a high risk of inhaling harmful levels of fine dust. Wood dust, being organic, can irritate the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Allergies to different types of wood can lead to skin rashes, eczema, or asthma.
All mechanical operations involving wood produce dust. Automatic processes and machines also release substantial amounts of fine dust into the environment. While these devices are often equipped with extraction systems, they only capture the coarse dust particles, allowing the finest and most harmful particles to disperse into the room. The composition of the dust particles depends on the type of wood being processed and whether it has been treated with impregnating agents, paint, or glue. Choosing the right dust mask ensures the safety of employees and enables them to carry out their work without compromising their health.
The Arbin Kite air hoods offer the highest level of protection combined with excellent ease of use, making them ideal dust masks for woodworking. The Kite Pro Vision features a panoramic visor with impact protection, ensuring unrestricted visibility during work.
Additionally, the wearer of the Kite hood does not experience filter resistance, and a slight overpressure of fresh air provides a cooling airflow inside the mask. These features contribute to exceptional comfort, allowing users to work for extended periods without discomfort. Therefore, respiratory protection not only effectively safeguards health but also does not burden the wearer.