Grinding of Cemented Carbide

Issuing time:2019-10-12 12:26

Grinding or heating a cemented carbide product will produce dust or fumes of hazardous ingredients which can be inhaled, swallowed or come in contact with the skin or eyes.

The limiting ingredient in cemented carbide is, from a health and safety point of view, Cobalt. Another hazardous ingredient is Tungsten Carbide.

Cobalt is classified as harmful - may cause sensitization by inhalation or skin contact. Inhalation or skin

contact may also cause irritation.

Sensitive persons may experience an allergic reaction. Repeated inhalation of aerosols containing Cobalt may cause obstruction in the respiratory organs. Long term inhalation of increased

concentrations may cause permanent disease.

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