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    Can I use compressed air to remove stone dust?

    Stoneworkers

    Is it dangerous to remove stone dust with the use of compressed air? What safety precautions should I take? Or might it simply be best to hire a professional stoneworker to take on this task? Thanks!

    Asked by Beverley on 23rd Feb 2022
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    GE Restoration

    "Don’t blow it around use hoover to contain the dust much better approach to this project
    GE restoration"

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Stopwatch Home & Garden

    "Stone dust is associated with poor health outcomes for people with lung conditions. Those with Asthma or COPD or similar for example, should avoid this kind of exposure. It is also associated with causing industrial respiratory diseases.

    In my experience, stone dust can be very fine so blowing with compressed air would be a poor method to use, as it will settle back in time.
    A good old fashioned brush can be more effective, you can also spray the dust to keep it down. If it is difficult to come at with a brush, perhaps a hose will help.
    If you have to use compressed air, use an occlusive face mask and goggles.
    Hope this helps.
    Greg"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Nathan's drystone walling

    "Stone dust is very dangerous if inhaled it can basically turn your lungs to stone lime disease always better to wet the dust and then remove makes use you wear ppe ie masks and goggles"

    Answered on 29th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report

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