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October 11th, 2005

Gas-Burning Heaters Cause Ultrafine Particle Spike

Research has shown that "hot" processes such as welding and high-speed machining can generate ultrafine particles (particles with a diameter less than 100 nanometers) that may be harmful to workers' health. But a new study of nanoparticle levels in an Indianapolis engine machining and assembly plant concludes that a major source of nanoparticle emissions was the exhaust from its gas-burning heating system.


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