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  1. #1
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    Default Health concerns

    Tonight I went to pick up my dad from church and whe was telling me about a guy he knows at work, he has problems with his lungs hacking up black stuff ETC. He told my dad welding really "F*cked with his health" That made me think of my own health. I want to weld so I am got help with my welding today and I learned a way to hold the stinger that it keeps my face outof the smoke. But really if there really that many problems is there a way I can prevent buy doing something different int he way I work etc. But also are there that many health problems that you guys notice. The shop I am working at isnt safe at all they dont havegood ventalation or anything I am planning on leaving after I start college next year and try to got o a place I found out about that do TIG allum. mag. titanium or find a place with better ventalation because I dont want to give up the one thing im good at but really my health is worth more to me then anything so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also I am interested in becoming a motorcycle fabricator or hot rod fab. If there is anywhere youguys know about or own that have good hours pay etc after I finish my red seal in welding and fab I will be interested

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    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Get a positive air pressure welding helmet. Have your work area properly ventilated and take breaks to go outside or away from your work area. Stop smoking , if you smoke.

    Jerry

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    I quit smokign when I got the girlfriend been better since The ventilation int he building is crap its a big smoke cloud after someone is stick welding or flux for 10 ro fiffteen minutes.

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    There are many different helmets available with a built in breathing system, offered by Hornell and other manufacturers. North offers a stand alone unit that you can use with any welding helmet or face shield that your face piece fits under.

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    You may want to check into a half-face respirator. Several manufacturers make them that will fit under your hood.
    I've used several, all work OK, none really stand out.

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    Check with Health Canada to see what they can recommend.

    Jerry

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