Printing Houses

A print shop can be one of the most hazardous places to work, especially if you are sensitive to the many chemicals and solvents used in the printing process. Many inks and dyes used in the printing process contain potentially toxic substances, ranging from heavy metals used in colouring to petroleum-based solvents used to disperse pigments and speed up drying.

All dyes and inks that contain petroleum solvents release VOCs (i.e., volatile organic compounds) into the air, which for some employees, are merely irritants, but for others, may pose serious long-term health risks. Acute exposure to VOCs can cause dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, nausea, fatigue, loss of coordination and respiratory irritation. Chronic exposure can result in permanent coordination loss, behavioural changes and possibly even brain damage.

Other potential sources of contaminants in print houses that can have adverse health effects, include:

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers carries a wide range of specialized air purifiers designed specifically for the printing industry. These can effectively remove airborne chemical fumes, paper dust and printing odours, creating a healthier environment for your staff and customers and helping to ensure the long-term success of your business. Contact us today to find out more about our Electrocorp industrial air purifiers.

“We recently purchased a solvent printer. The fumes were driving us crazy. We have four-inch and eight-inch exhaust systems. We bought [an AllerAir] unit and it’s like magic. It is currently running on the lowest speed with our exhaust fans off and it does a beautiful job. I would not have believed it.”
Mike Morrow

Phone: 613-894-0331
Toll Free: 1-877-GO-7-PURE (1-877-467-7873)

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