During the welding process fumes are emitted which can cause serious health issues, mainly to the respiratory system. Your employer has a duty to ensure that the appropriate safety equipment and training is provided. Conditions and illnesses caused by welding can include:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Occupational asthma
- Metal fume fever
- Welders siderosis (or Welder’s Lung)
Prolonged exposure to these toxic fumes can also increase the risk of lung cancer.
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