CLEAPSS (Consortium UK Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Services), in collaboration with the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), have developed the guidance for users of 3D printing technology on how to work safely and mitigate potential associated risks.
It has been recommended that local exhaust ventilation (LEV) be used with an adequate fan and filters to enable the removal of small particles and organic emissions from the melting of filaments. For some individuals, brief exposure to such emissions could trigger symptoms, but there may be longer-term health risks for individuals who spend long periods using 3D printers.
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