More Information from OSHA:
United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration Standards - Wood Dust
Hardwood Dust is a Group 1 Carcinogen
When sanding without DCS, the wood dust particle count is over 20 times the OSHA limit, resulting in an unnecessary threat to your health and an inconvenient mess.
Data provided by Air Quality Sciences, Inc. © 2005
OSHA Limit of 1 mg/mg3 - ACGIH Worldwide, a governing body for occupational exposures.
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It is important to emphasize that this percentage of 99.8% is a comparison of Atomic® dust containment system to sanding with traditional equipment. Also, testing was with Bona machines (Bona Belt, Bona Edgers and Bona DCS Buffer) that are engineered specifically for effective dust containment and work as part of the complete Bona system.
Air Quality Sciences, Inc., based in Atlanta, conducted laboratory testing of the sanding process in a controlled environment to accurately gauge the amount of airborne wood dust particles generated when using traditional equipment (using bags on the sander and edger, and a non-DCS buffer) and when using the same machines attached to an Atomic DCS® trailer.
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that establishes standards and testing for indoor products. Their goal is to improve public health by helping manufacturers build safer products. These products will not pollute the air with harmful levels of dangerous chemicals or particulates.
Bona Hardwood and Hard Surface Floor Cleaners and systems have also passed the more stringent GREENGUARD Children and Schools Program indoor air quality criteria.
Refinishing with GREENGUARD-tested products from the Bona Environmental Choice System™(ECS) is certified for indoor air quality. From effective dust containment to low-VOC, high performance waterborne finishes without harmful fumes, to non-toxic floor care products and systems, the Bona Atomic system offers the cleanest and healthiest hardwood floor finishing system available.
Increased customer satisfaction - this system virtually eliminates the nightmare of dust throughout your home or business.
Higher quality results - it eliminates airborne dust that would otherwise settle back down into the finish.
Healthier indoor air quality - wood dust is a known carcinogen.
No time consuming plastic to hang over your furniture, countertops, and cabinets.
No costly clean-up - The Bona Atomic DCS is the First and OnlyGREENGUARD-certified System.
Airborne wood dust, a known carcinogen, is a health hazard.
With Bona's Atomic Dust Containment System, there's no airborne dust generated to permeate your home or business. It's a healthier environment.
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