What are the effects of exposure to Refractory Ceramic Fibres and High Biopersistence Fibres?
RCF and HBF are classified as being presumed to have the potential to cause cancer by inhalation. Many RCF and HBF products that do not contain binders are dusty and can release inhalable fibres when being used. Inhalable fibres can irritate the throat, eyes and upper respiratory tract. For some people RCF and HBF exposure can irritate and redden the skin. This effect is normally temporary and should reduce over time. Fibres can also be caught under the eyelid and scratch the cornea