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Working with epoxy can be highly rewarding, as well as safe. Serious health problems associated with epoxy use are uncommon. Most epoxy related health problems are minor, but they can cause discomfort and diminish the rewards of working with it. Fortunately, these problems are preventable.
As an epoxy user, you should be concerned about health and safety, and be well informed of the materials and products you use..


Solvents may be present in the epoxy resin system formulations or may be used as a cleaning agent for equipment. Examples of solvents typically used in epoxy resin systems are acetone, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), toluene, xylene, glycol ethers, and alcohols. Solvents commonly used in epoxy resin applications present a flammability hazard. These solvents present other special health hazards


Reactive diluents are liquids used to reduce the viscosity or "thin" the epoxy resin. Unlike solvents, reactive diluents become part of the polymer. The reactive epoxy diluents fall into the chemical family known as the glycidyl ethers. The glycidyl ethers vaporize more readily than the epoxy resin material and, therefore, have an increased potential for inhalation exposure. These diluents are also likely to be much stronger sensitizers than the epoxy resins.
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