The importance of dust extraction in auto body shops.

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The impact on traffic behavior in Canada as a result of COVID-19 is still relatively unknown. However, it's likely that passenger vehicles will remain the preferred method of transportation because of the desire to avoid public transportation and maintain physical distancing from others. With the increased number of cars on the roads, there is also the potential for an increased number of vehicle collisions. With an increase in collision repairs across the auto body industry, it's important to consider the effect of worker exposure to particles produced by the repair of vehicles. A dangerous cocktail of particles in the air. According to Government of Canada statistics, there were more than 24,000 employers with at least one employee or more in establishments for automotive repair and maintenance in 2019. 1 The profession of the automotive body worker involves cumulative impacts on health. For a long time, the focus of analysis regarding exposures in body shops has been on automotive coatings and therefore the exposure to isocyanates only. 2 As important as the prevention of inhalation of solvents is, it is only the last work step when it comes to the repair of vehicles. First, there is the sanding of the vehicle surface and putty for the improvement of the damaged 1, downloaded at 26/05/2020. 2 Bejan, Anca; Brosseau, Lisa M.; Parker, David L.: "Exposure Assessment in Auto Collision Repair Shops" in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2011, 8: 401-408 and Enander; Richard T. a.o.: "Lead and Methylene Chloride Exposures Among Automotive Repair Technicians" in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2004, 1: 119-125.

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