Is balsa wood dust toxic?

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ResinEren

New Member
I don't know if I should be posting this in the Replica Props category, but here's a quick question, is balsa wood dust toxic? I know breathing in fine dusts is bad, but will the dust give you cancer? I don't use a gas mask when sanding, I use the paper masks and safety goggles. Is that alright?
 

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hypevince

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no cancer, but you can get lung problems from breathing in wood particles, the paper masks should even be enough
 

Darth Lars

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Some adhesives that are sometimes used with wood could cause cancer. Epoxy is infamous for that.
 

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