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How can you safely work with paint thinner?

I have to use paint thinner on a daily basis at my job with little ventilation. Is wearing a mask effective?

Asked By: duh37 - 8/2/2007
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Paint thinner, specifically the mineral-based substitute for turpentine, is a highly volatile and hazardous substance that must be used with care. Certain precautions should be taken to use paint thinner safely and without incident... More
Answered By: Erika - 8/2/2007
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A paper mask will do nothing for vapors, you have to have a canister type gas mask. Always wear safety glasses and gloves.
Answered By: fugazi48 - 8/2/2007
 
no, wearing a mask is not , as a mask filters out dust, you are yousing a fume and you cant see it but can smell it , it will effect you in the long run, get some freash air and read the msd sheet for it it helps to understand the uses
Answered By: gadget1961 - 8/2/2007
 
Cause of paint thinner in breathing system not long term use is to damage in long blood nerves , in digestion fear pain fully in stomach , skin burning and scratching , in visually eyes burning and head ache . Full train thinner user must be protected by chemical mask 2 diaphragms eye protection and accessible eye... More
Answered By: JOHN K - 8/2/2007
 
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