Modern spray booths will ensure a fume-free working atmosphere in properly organized factory work, but the hand-maker using a portable spray outfit without fan extraction should watch not only the fire risk but the health hazard. Many of the synthetic finishes and solvents used today are highly toxic, and their inhalation over a period can do active damage to the lung tissue and to the nervous and digestive systems. An efficient respirator or face mask should always be worn while spraying, and this also applies to brushwork if working in a confined space. To quote only one illustration, the popular polyurethane lacquers are isocyanate cured and are therefore capable of releasing hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide if they catch fire.
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