In the garage
This information is for mechanics, welders and vehicle painters. It gives information on things in the workplace that could damage the lungs and advice on how to protect them.
What are the hazards?
These are some of the hazards you may come into contact with at work.
Found in products including paints, coatings, foams, glues and flooring. Paint spraying, e.g. when painting a car, releases high levels of them into the air.
From sanding and grinding.
A mixture of gases, including nitrous oxide (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), shielding gas (e.g. argon, helium), ozone (O3), and very fine particles which can harm your lungs if breathed in.
Smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung conditions like COPD and lung cancer
If you smoke, you will be at a much higher risk of developing a lung condition.