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Old 05-28-2019, 07:05 AM
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Health concerns working with carbon fiber

Id like to epoxy two pieces of lite ply with a piece of carbon fiber cloth in the middle that will require some trimming and sanding afterwards. How can I do this safely? No splinters and no dust in me.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:14 AM
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Gloves and a mask.. long sleeves.. use a mask that has cartridges on it rated for what your working with.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:41 AM
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I just recently purchased a CNC lathe and on their forms lots of information about carbon fiber dust very bad for the lungs I just purchased a RZ mask it's good down to .001 micron or something very comfortable easy to breath
https://rzmask.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw27...RoCPzQQAvD_BwE
Great for all sanding.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:36 AM
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Eye protection? Extremely difficult for the eye Dr. to detect the tiny fibers if you get them in your eye. Much more difficult than fiberglass, etc.

I often work carbon fiber wet so the water captures the milling fibers and washes them away.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:30 PM
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man i should really use a dusk mask been sanding this stuff years
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:13 PM
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yes, very harmful to you. Avoid breathing the dust if you sand this down, and do not let it touch your skin, the dust that is. Use gloves, and all the other advice already provided. Carbon fiber particles can cause granulomas. A reaction whereby your immune system cells, specifically, macrophages, try to remove the offending antigen or toxin, and by doing so, it can create a conglomerate of these cells that then create a "granuloma". This can cause an abnormality on a chest x-rays. In extreme case, over time, meaning years, it could cause problems like chronic airway disease. Not everyone exposed would develop this, but in some people, it could. This can result in pneumonia, pneumonitis, COPD, or emphysema. This of course, would or could occur to someone with chronic exposure to this material. One time exposure to the dust, probably will not cause major problems other than just irritation of skin or mucosal linings. (eyes, nose, trachea, lungs, etc...).
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:22 PM
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I often work carbon fiber wet so the water captures the milling fibers and washes them away.
best option use fine mist spray bottle
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