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Death to Dust! Your Total Dust Control Solution

Intex NZ Death to Dust 2017 LR
Though dust is unavoidable while you work, don't let it take over your job site.
Keep work surfaces – and your lungs – safe from dust and mist inhalation with Intex's total dust control solutions.
At Intex, we say Death to Dust!
Whether on a building site, in business premises or homes - drilling, milling, grinding, sawing and sanding often create very high dust emissions. Depending on the particle size, dust has a tendency tobe blown away even by the smallest breeze. This can create quite a mess, adding to your cleanup time. Dust inhalation is also a major risk to your health. You will need a solid dust control plan.
Without the relevant protective measures, the smallest of dust particles are breathed in. In the worst cases, these penetrate into the lung tissue, the alveoli, where they cause severe damage. The risk of respiratory diseases caused by dust inhalation may lead to a chronic cough, and in some cases cause fibrous or scar tissue to form. On top of this, some types of dust can even be toxic.
Timely avoidance of dust development through the use of the highly efficient Starmix Dust Extractors, Zipwall Dust Barriers, and Intex Dust Masks. Our Starmix Dust Extractors can be used in conjunction with HEPA filters to ensure that no asbestos dust escapes. Used in conjunction with our respirator masks and ZipWall Dust barrier systems, you get complete control of construction dust.
Together, these dust control products keep your lungs protected, minimising and even eliminating the risks of dust inhalation. Intex produces high-quality products that offer unparalleled performance and reliability. Our dust control solutions are engineered with your needs in mind.
The Starmix Dust Extractors remove dust particles directly from the danger zone. Our dust extractors are highly versatile and suited for both wet and dry applications. Collect dust, drain flooded areas, or just use it for general cleanup in your workshop – Starmix has you covered. Zipwall Dust Barrier secures the work zone effectively containing & controlling dust and the use of Intex Dust Masks further reduce the inhalation of any hazardous particles.
Silica Exposure
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Silica is everywhere, and we are exposed to it every time we grind, sand or cut into a material that contains it. This includes sand, rock and cement, among others. Silica is a crystalline substance – if they get into your lungs, they could cause serious damage and lead to serious health problems. Learn more about silica exposure by clicking the video.
Asbestos Effect
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Asbestos is an inorganic compound that was widely used in buildings as insulation. It was also a major component of cement and was even woven into fabrics used for carpeting.
Asbestos has since been discovered to be highly toxic and harmful to your health. Learn more about the effects of asbestos, and hear it directly from those who have been exposed to it.
What is Asbestosis?
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Asbestos is a fibrous mineral. Inhaling these particles could cause a type of fibrosis known as asbestosis. When the fibres enter the lungs, they cause the formation of scar tissue, which inhibit the organ's capacity to expand and contract. Asbestosis also greatly increases the risk of cancer. Learn more about how asbestosis occurs here.
Up to 6000 workers are hospitalised each year with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other
chronic illnesses from workplace exposure to airborne contaminants.
Worksafe NZ

It doesn't matter where you work - dust occurs everywhere. Therefore, it is important to know the danger that could exist. They range from light to middle through to highly dangerously classified dusts. At high exposure, it often leads to illnesses - in extreme cases, even lung cancer. Always wear masks and use a trusted dust control system if you are at a risk of asbestos exposure.
It is estimated that between 700 and 1,000 workers die in New Zealand as a result of work-related disease every year.
Worksafe NZ

The general rule is: the finer the dust, the greater the health risk.

Therefore, different particle sizes have different dangers:
  • < 10 µm  Reduces lung function
  • < 10 µm Reduces lung function
  • < 2 µm Skin and eye ailments
  • < 1 µm Tumors
  • < 0,1 µm Heart and lung diseases
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Timely avoidance of dust development through the use of the highly efficient Starmix Dust Extractors, Zipwall Dust Barriers, and Intex Dust Masks.

Starmix Dust Extractor
Starmix Dust Extractors
Zipwall Spring Loaded Pole

ZipWall Dust Barrier Systems
INTEX Dust and Mist Respirator
Intex Dust & Mist Respirators

All dust classes at a glance.      
Dust class L (light)
These dusts have an occupational exposure limit value (AGW) of > 1mg/m³. The filter material of vacuum cleaners of dust class L is tested. The maximum particle penetration grade is less than 1 %. There are no special disposal requirements.

Dust class M (middle)
Here, dusts with an AGW of > 0.1 mg/m³ are present. These vacuum cleaners are tested as complete units. The maximum particle penetration grade is less than 0.1 %. Disposal must be carried out low on dust.
Dust class H (high)
This dust class covers dust with an AGW value of > 0.1 mg/m³, all carcinogenic dust, and dust which is tainted with pathogens. These vacuum cleaners are also tested as complete devices. The maximum particle penetration grade is less than 0.005 %. Disposal must be carried out free of dust.
Dust class H - Asbestos
This class corresponds to dust class H. The difference: an additional test for machines and devices that eliminates dust and is intended to collect and separate asbestos
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