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September 6, 2012
Matt Paton · Owner at Electric City Denture Laboratory
1. Make sure you store opened containers and acrylic mixing bowls in a dark airtight...See more or as close as possible storage cabinet.
2. When mixing any monomer use a venting hood with a charcoal barrier. the mixing should take place in the immediate area so the fumes are drawn through the charcoal....or vent to the outside.
3. When processing place your processing equipment under a powered vented hood.
4. When disposing of old acrylic. rags, empty monomer bottles or any other item that may be contaminated take them directly outside to the trash or dumpster.
5. If you have a spill be sure to get everything clean and thrown out or washed.
When all these steps are followed you should have a minty fresh lab!
Marta Lizza · Owner/Ceramist at Dental Designs
"Getting used to it" is actually due to lesions of the nasal olfactory epithelium tissue and mucosal...See more degeneration and necrosis. Even at low levels.
The vapor liquifies when it contacts the mucous membrane of the mouth and you are actually ingesting monomer....which can also result in adverse central nervous system effects including headache, sleepiness, dizziness, slurred speech and blurred vision. That was my experience after working in an unventilated environment for a year. Not everyone is as sensitive in the short term but I'd take precaution to protect yourself from any sort of neuropathy later in life..... as well as the health of your employees.