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8 Steps to Solve Welding Fume Problems (Stop Inhaling That)

8 Steps to Solve Welding Fume Problems (Stop Inhaling That)

Welding fumes are toxic and carcinogenic. Therefore, protecting welders and their colleagues is very important. We have been involved in the welding industry for over 40 years, and this is the step-by-step method we have developed to solve welding fume problems and...

Welding Fume Extractors: Do you Need One & Do They Work?

Welding Fume Extractors: Do you Need One & Do They Work?

Welding fumes are notoriously toxic, and health and safety organizations constantly change the rules to ensure workers are protected. As a result, relying on general ventilation is rarely acceptable anymore, and welding fume extractors are more and more common. If you...

Are Welding Fume Extraction MIG Guns any Good? Pros & Cons

Are Welding Fume Extraction MIG Guns any Good? Pros & Cons

MIG is a very versatile process that enables welding a wide range of thick or thin metals at high speeds. Therefore, it is the most used welding process in the industry nowadays. However, like any type of welding, it generates hazardous fumes that need to be...

Best Welding Fume Extractor for MIG Welding

Best Welding Fume Extractor for MIG Welding

MIG is the most common welding process in the manufacturing industry. It is very versatile and enables the welding of a wide range of metals, works well for thick or thin materials, and enables good metal deposition and welding speed. However, it tends to generate a...

Health Hazards of Welding Fumes

Aluminum Welding Fumes: Composition, Risks & Solutions

Aluminum Welding Fumes: Composition, Risks & Solutions

Aluminum is used in many industries: aerospace, building materials, automobile, trains, trucks, bikes, trailers, and many more. As a result, welding aluminum and aluminum alloys has become increasingly common, and so have the health issues related to aluminum fume....

Are Welding Fumes Toxic? They are Dangerous Indeed

Are Welding Fumes Toxic? They are Dangerous Indeed

At Henlex, we have been protecting welders and their coworkers from welding fumes for over 40 years. Fumes are formed when a metal is heated above its boiling point, and its vapors condense into very fine particles. Their size ranges from 0.005 to 20 µm, but most are...

Are Welding Fumes Carcinogenic? Substances to Avoid

Are Welding Fumes Carcinogenic? Substances to Avoid

At Henlex, we have been protecting welders and their coworkers from welding fumes for over 40 years. Fumes are formed when a metal is heated above its boiling point, and its vapors condense into very fine particles. Their size ranges from 0.005 to 20 µm, but most are...

How Much Welding Fumes is Harmful? Tips to Protect Welders

How Much Welding Fumes is Harmful? Tips to Protect Welders

Although many factors must be considered to know how much welding fume could be dangerous for a specific person, there are clear guidelines and legislation to protect welders. In addition, more studies about the dangers of welding fume come out every year and help...

Manganese in Welding Fumes: Reducing the Risk of Exposure

Manganese in Welding Fumes: Reducing the Risk of Exposure

Manganese is an essential mineral for the body but can also be toxic. The liver and kidneys excrete dietary manganese excess. Inhaled Manganese bypasses this defense mechanism, and breathing welding fumes with Manganese can lead to an accumulation that could cause...

Is it Safe to Work Around Welding? Secondhand Smoke & More

Is it Safe to Work Around Welding? Secondhand Smoke & More

The risks associated with welding are well known, and solutions to make this job as safe as possible are easily accessible. But what about employees working next to them? Anyone working in a building where some welding is done should be concerned. Employees working...

The Dangers of Welding in a Poorly Ventilated Area

The Dangers of Welding in a Poorly Ventilated Area

Welding fumes are notoriously harmful to our health, and working in a poorly ventilated area or confined space will increase the exposure and risk. Generally, if there is still some smoke in your working environment a few minutes after welders are done, it lacks...

What to Do if you Inhale Welding Fumes?

What to Do if you Inhale Welding Fumes?

The welding process produces smoke that contains harmful metal fume and gas by-products. Fumes are formed when a metal is heated above its boiling point, and its vapors condense into very fine particles. If you feel any symptoms while or after inhaling welding fumes,...

Welding Fume Standards

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Canada

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Canada

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in Canada for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Nunavut

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Nunavut

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in Nunavut for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are...

Northwest Territories: Welding Fume Regulations & Exposure Limits

Northwest Territories: Welding Fume Regulations & Exposure Limits

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in the Northwest Territories for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Yukon

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Yukon

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in Yukon for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are...

Newfoundland & Labrador: Welding Fume Regulations & Exposure Limits

Newfoundland & Labrador: Welding Fume Regulations & Exposure Limits

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits in Newfoundland and Labrador for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes...

Saskatchewan: Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits

Saskatchewan: Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in Saskatchewan for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes...

British Columbia: Welding Fume Regulations & Exposure Limits

British Columbia: Welding Fume Regulations & Exposure Limits

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in British Columbia for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume....

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Alberta

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Alberta

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in Alberta for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Ontario

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Ontario

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in Ontario for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Quebec

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Quebec

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits applicable in Quebec for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are...

Welding Fume Regulations & Exposure Limits in Prince Edward Island

Welding Fume Regulations & Exposure Limits in Prince Edward Island

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits in Prince Edward Island for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Nova Scotia

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Nova Scotia

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits in Nova Scotia for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are formed...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in New Brunswick

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in New Brunswick

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits in New Brunswick for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are formed...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Manitoba

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in Manitoba

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits in Manitoba for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are formed when a...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in California

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in California

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits in California for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are formed when...

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in the US

Welding Fume Regulations and Exposure Limits in the US

We have been a pioneer in North America, providing welding fume extraction solutions since the 1980s. In this blog post, you will find the exposure limits in the US for some of the most common hazardous metals and gases found in welding fume. Fumes are formed when a...

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