Is balsa wood dust toxic?

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?
 

hypevince

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

Darth Lars

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Some adhesives that are sometimes used with wood could cause cancer. Epoxy is infamous for that.
 
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