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Fume Exhaust Extraction Protects Workers Breathing Zones

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Fume Exhaust Extraction Protects Workers Breathing Zones

Our mission has always been to protect your workers. Monoxivent is guided today, as it has been for almost 70 years, by Monoxivent’s original values: a commitment to product quality, customer service, innovation, business integrity, and a high regard for individual contributions. Monoxivent, founded in 1953, has grown from a small shop to a thriving corporation that looks to carry its momentum into the years ahead. We offer a wide variety of products that remove exhaust, fumes, and dust from industrial applications.

Whether you have a small shop, or a large factory, clean air is the key to a healthy workforce. You can count on our source capture systems, including Vehicle Exhaust Extraction, Fume Exhaust, Welding Fume Exhaust and Portable Exhaust Extraction, to make your workplace safe and compliant. If you don’t find what you need in our vast product offering, let us design and manufacture a custom solution for your application.

Monoxivent is the industry leader in the protection of workplace environments from noxious fumes and particulate. Monoxivent has been providing smart and innovative air cleaning solutions for customers since 1953. Monoxivent has the experience to provide source capture solutions from standard layouts to custom applications. Monoxivent offers a wide variety of vehicle exhaust extraction systems, including spring hose reels, motorized hose reels, overhead exhaust systems, portable exhaust extraction, underfloor and rail systems. Monoxivent is your one stop source for welding fume extraction and Cyclone Collection systems. Welding Extraction Arms, custom fume hoods, downdraft tables and portable filtration.

Vehicle and Welding Fume Removal is Critical to Workplace Air Quality

Monoxivent has compiled a manual titled “Managing Indoor Air Solutions”. This manual can be found on our website. It is offered for the industry to help educate building designers, owners, and end users. The intention of our manual is to give an overview of current regulations and solutions for clean indoor air. In this manual you will find information that shows the results of recent studies that found a statistically significant number of cancers and tumors among workers exposed to the toxic fumes found in Diesel, Gas, and welding exhaust.

Vehicle Exhaust Removal & the CDC

Not only is the particulate matter associated with cancer: the gases in diesel exhaust are suspect as well. According to NIOSH Intelligence Bulletin 50, "The emissions from diesel engines consist of both gaseous and particulate fractions. The gaseous constituents include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen oxide, oxides of sulfur, and hydrocarbons (e.g., ethylene, formaldehyde, methane, benzene, phenol, 1, 3-butadiene, acrolein, and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons). Particulates (soot) in diesel exhaust are composed of solid carbon cores that are produced during the combustion process and that tend to form chain or cluster aggregates. More than 95% of these particulates are less than one micrometer in size. Estimates indicate that as many as 18,000 different substances from the combustion process can be absorbed onto diesel exhaust particulates. The absorbed material constitutes 15% to 65% of the total particulate mass and includes such compounds as polynuclear hydrocarbons (PAHs) several of which are carcinogens."

On the basis of these studies, NIOSH recommends that whole diesel exhaust be regarded as "a potential occupational carcinogen." NIOSH assumes that reductions in exposure to diesel exhaust in the workplace would reduce the excess risk." NIOSH recommends that users of diesel-powered equipment inform their workers and that professional and trade associations and unions inform their members of the findings of potential carcinogenic hazards of exposure to diesel engine emissions, and that all available prevention efforts be vigorously implemented to minimize exposure of workers to diesel exhaust."

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