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The Dangers Of Canned Air

 

Canned air is most commonly used in offices to clean dust from equipment such as computers and shredders. These products can lead to flash fires, explosions and even death. Canned air is not air, it’s actually considered a hazardous material. The products are made of a dangerous gas that is compressed into a liquid and canned. The types of gases used vary, and most are dangerous or even deadly when used improperly. Some of the more common dangers include:

 

-Flammable ingredients. When canned gas is tilted, the liquefied and highly flammable gas can be released into the air and onto surfaces it contacts. This can be especially dangerous in poorly ventilated areas. When a flammable atmosphere is created, flames, sparks and electrical switches can ignite the concentrated gas, causing a flash fire.

-Frostbite. The liquid inside canned air can cause frostbite when the skin is exposed to a steady stream. This can vary from an intense burning sensation to serious physical injuries such as skin cracking, and damage to muscles, blood vessels and nerves.

-Asphyxiation and toxicity. When high concentrations of the gas are released into a nonventilated area, oxygen deficiency and possible asphyxiation can occur. The effects of inhalation vary depending on the type of chemical used, as well as the intensity and duration of exposure. When used properly, a serious breathing problem is unlikely to occur.

 

 

Don’t Let it Happen To You

 

You can learn more about the dangers of canned Air at Canned Air Sucks and Kills, but there’s an alternative. Canless Air System can do everything that canned air can do but it can do it in a safe way. Canless Air only uses the air you breathe, replaces over 1000 cans of traditional canned air, and it can’t explode. You can purchase Canless Air products here.