- Work outside if possible when you are sanding or creating fine wood dust. Wear a dust mask that fits snugly and comfortably.
- If you work often with wood, are a hobbyist, or do home improvement projects with wood:
installing a dust-collection or air-filtration system in your indoor
work space to help capture and remove wood dust at the source.
using a saw hood or a sanding table that has suction to pull dust
particles downward to prevent inhalation, especially if you are sanding
wood that is glued, laminated or has synthetic finishes.
- Do not use brooms, blowers, fans or compressed air to move dust.
- Vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter or use a shop vacuum with a HEPA filter if possible.
- Use wet clean-up methods such as wet rags.
- Carefully bag and seal wood dust from vacuum or other dust extraction systems.
- Wash your hands after finishing wood work and before preparing food and eating.
- Change out of clothes that contain wood dust before entering your home, car, and other areas.
California Proposition 65
WARNING: Combustion by-products produced when using this product contain chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.