Watch out for dust

Dust from construction materials and biological materials is problematic and can cause serious illnesses such as eczema, allergies, chalicosis and lung cancer. The tiny dust particles and fibres are what cause the most serious damage because they can reach right down into the farthest recesses of the lungs.

Dust can be kept to a minimum by observing some simple rules to remember:

  • Use materials that are less dusty
  • Remove dust at its source
  • Use the right tools and equipment
  • Clean things
  • Avoid spreading dust
  • Use protective equipment