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Breathing polluted air

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I work in an anodizing/nickle plating plant and 90% of the time there is blue smoke,material in the air from ceiling to floor and no one seems to notice or care,esp OSHA! What is this blue smoke?Etch,nitric oxide?Can it hurt us? Local DR's act ignorant on this subject so I need to know if I should quit now or stay here.The air is terrible like a fog.Thanks for any help.


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replied January 23rd, 2007
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Nitric di-oxide (NO2) is a very toxic gas, indeed. You will have to conduct more research at the plant to know if NO2 (or any other toxic gas) is liberated during the technological processes of anodizing/nickle plating.
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