Zubler Filter Bags
Dust in dental technology Is a big occupational hazard!
Dental technicians are especially at risk. According to statistics from the BGFE (German Occupational Society for Precision and Electrical Engineering), occupational skin and lung diseases are considerably more prevalent among dental technicians than the BGFE average. Fine airborne particles are especially dangerous. Highly detrimental effects to the skin and respiratory organs have also been identified from dental gypsum and investment materials. The same is true of non-classified particles with general exposure limits.
Occupational health and safety are non-negotiable
If dental laboratories fail to use suction, most dust that is generated will clearly exceed occupational exposure limits. Suction to eliminate harmful dust is invariably required by German regulations governing the use of hazardous substances. Furthermore, all vacuum systems require mandatory testing for effectiveness at least once a year.
The Unknown Problems Created by Airborne Particles
Unknown to many is that household dust is detrimental to electronics, but dust and particles released by dental processes onto your equipment and electronic devices can dramatically shorten their service life, create problems with other processes in the vicinity as well as the associated health risks. This is especially true with modern processes utilizing zirconia dust, investments dust, alumina dust, glass beads, monomer fumes and gypsum dust.
We support you with our experience
Dust exposure can be dramatically reduced using optimized funnel systems and state-of the-art suction equipment.
Poorly managed or ineffective indoor (single station and multi station) suction systems can re-release the particles back into the working environment. That is why our suction systems are equipped with options for HEPA and Activated Carbon exhaust filters. Furthermore, our suction systems are equipped with indicators letting you know when it is time to replace filter bags.
While filter bags are meant to catch the dusts that are extracted, they also serve to reduce the dusts from the air expelled from the bag into the exhaust.
Never Re-use Filter Bags!
Trying to re-use, or clean a filter bag can be problematic and dangerous as particles that were inside the bag, may attach to the outside of the bag and be released to the interior compartment of the suction system and indoor air environment decreasing their effectiveness and possibly damaging the suction equipment.
Turn on your vacuum – always!
Even vacuum systems not using the latest technology will usually reduce dust levels around the workspace. However, you should make an effort to improve the situation before there is a problem.