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If I want to do some plastic welding and not get cancer, what

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If I want to do some plastic welding and not get cancer, what hardware is advisable? I read on one site that a 3m 7500 mask with 60926 p100 filters would do the job, but also recommended the 3m 6000 full face cover to also protect eyes from fumes. Most of what I work with is ABS and I don't expect to do it very often. Is a full face cover worth the 4x cost increase on amazon?

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You can also use North half masks with the p100s
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My question is more if I need the eye protection, ie. Will ABS plastic fumes cause eye damage or any kind of damage through exposure to eyes?
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>>1240470
why not just do it outside with just a faceshield?
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>>1240488
If you're going to be doing it a lot, like not just for a single project, then get the full-face.If you're REALLY worried then get a 3M PAPR.
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>>1240499
I don't have any real knowledge of what would be reasonable protection, beyond what I read a little about the subject. I figure doing it outside would be fine. Is the respirator not necessary then? I was under the impression that plastic fumes were a carcinogen and could cause bad problems when inhaled. Will a face shield protect against this when done outside?

>>1240515
I figure it will be done occasionally, rather than often. I just don't want to be too careless.
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>>1240470
just use a fan and/or do it outside
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>>1240470
Yes, styrene is carcinogenic. For occasional non-OSHA work, a good exhaust fan close to the work should be enough. Wash well afterward. Gloves/goggles/face shield as appropriate for your welding medium to protect against splash/spatter hazards.
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>>1240541
So by exhaust fan, is that basically any consumer fan blowing air away from the work space, or should I look for something more specialized?
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>>1240920
You'll probably want to pull it out of the area rather than try to push fresh air in, but even a box fan would be fine as long as the fumes are definitely moving out of your way.
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