Wood dust in particular is a substance hazardous to health because it can cause serious non-reversible health problems including skin disorders; obstruction in the nose, asthma and even nasal cancer.
The way the respiratory system responds to inhaled particles depends, to a great extent, on where the particle settles. For example, irritant dust that settles in the nose may lead to an inflammation of the mucous membrane. If the particle gets into the larger air passages, inflammation of the windpipe (tracheitis) or the lungs (bronchitis) may be seen. The most significant reactions of the lung occur in the deepest parts of this organ. Particles that get this far tend to settle in the sacs or close to the end of the airways. Dust that gets this deep into your lungs (and it can) can cause irreversible damage.
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