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Re: Blasting Sand

Subject: Re: Blasting Sand
From: Mark Andy <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:00:35 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004, Nolan Penney wrote:
> Rain will kill you if you stare up at it enough to drown yourself.  This
> is the same sand that is on the beaches, and just as deadly, or safe,
> depending on your perspective.  
> The issue is lung function, silicosis, and perhaps cancer.  Has to do
> with the small particles getting down deep into the lung tissue and
> damaging the alveoli.
> With just a touch of care, the danger is avoided.  An external air
> supply takes care of the entire problem.

So is using sand inside a blasting cabinet a health hazard if you don't 
use a respirator as well?


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