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Publication Date: 03/2005
Pages: 5
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Finding the best solution for cleaning your plant’s indoor air

Indoor air pollution is cited as one of the top five human health hazards in the US. Considering the hundreds of airborne contaminants common in dry bulk solids plants and the fact that many of them are proven or suspected carcinogenic agents, it’s easy to see why workplace air quality has become a hotbutton issue. After describing the problems caused by airborne contaminants and the regulations for controlling them, this article describes how to choose dust collection equipment for removing these contaminants and how to integrate the equipment into a source capture system that will improve your workplace air quality.

Clean air regulations have a big impact on bulk solids manufacturers and can create significant time and money burdens for them. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)1 sets federal guidelines for safe concentrations, called threshold limit values, of various materials. It’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to comply with these standards or face penalties such as legal action, increased insurance rates, or even jail terms.

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