I'm about a month into welding. I caught on very very fast, am welding steel up to 1 inch thick. My main gripe is this, I am using a self darkening helmet, the proper gloves and I have an exhaust fan smack dab next to me, all garage doors open and still, I feel sick when I'm done.......and that's even after little 5 minute jobs. I read about the manganese exposure, how it can affect you. Before I even read this, I noticed three of the listed side effects. I noticed nausea, dizziness and difficulty breathing. I cough time to time, but it's more or less of clearing my throat.
Beginner's luck I guess Possible a small mask under the helmet would do.
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