Speedglas Welding Safety
In early 2017, welding fume was reclassified from IARC classifaction Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) to Group 1 (Carcinogenic to humans)
This change was primarily associated with the effects of UV exposure on the skin and eyes and also for lung cancers and limited evidence for kidney cancer from welding fume exposures.
The 3M Speedglas Flip-Up Welding Helmet FX Air
The Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100 FX Air is available with both powered and supplied air respiratory protection. The 9100 FX Air welding helmet is unique in that it provides the welder with a smooth flip-up function that reveals a large 170x100mm curved and clear visor. This feature although perfect for grinding is an important safety feature for respiratory protection as it allows the welder to flip-up the auto-darkening lens after welding so that they have a perfectly clear and uninhibited view of their surroundings while maintaining their desired level of respiratory protection. This encourages the welder to keep their visor in the safe down position as opposed to flipping-up or removing their welding helmet and breaking their positive pressure seal. When this visor is combined with the Speedglas 9100XXi TrueView and Speedglas SideWindows, this helmet gives the welder a view of their surroundings like no other respiratory welding helmet on the market.
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