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Safely using antifouling paints

Contact with antifouling paints can irritate your skin and
eyes, and even permanently damage your health. To
protect your health you must wear the right safety gear
(personal protective equipment) to avoid getting paint
on your skin or breathing in vapours.
When applying paints with a brush or roller, you should
wear goggles, full body coveralls, covered shoes and
chemical resistant gloves. If you are spraying these
paints, or if the paint is applied in areas where there is
poor ventilation, respiratory protective equipment
should also be worn. Refer to the products safety data
sheet or talk to your product supplier to get advice on
the right safety gear to wear to protect yourself.

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University of Otago NZ National Poisons Centre


Last updated 16/06/2015



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