Manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products such as drugs, vitamins, minerals or herbs involve a wide range of processes that can generate harmful dust.
Pharmaceutical dust can present multiple unique challenges. People working in close proximity to the products can be exposed to harmful particles that can severely damage their health. There are also certain chemical hazards involved in manufacturing and distributing pharmaceutical products. This is a growing industry with an ongoing demand for appropriate dust control tools and PPE equipment.
Some substances, such as steroids, hormones or narcotics may pose a risk if they escape into the atmosphere. Pharmaceutical dust exposure to staff may cause health issues such as respiratory illness, skin reactions and other physiological conditions.
Furthermore, many substances, including cellulose, corn-starch, dextrin, lactose and other organic ingredients are highly explosive. In addition, cross-contamination of dust with other materials can impact product quality and safety.