Wearing appropriate respiratory protection and protective clothing
Yet you won’t become ill if a layer of paint contains chromium-6. You do run a risk of becoming ill if chromium-6 is released into the air, however, as then it can find its way into your body. That happens, for example, if the surface is treated by sanding, sawing, polishing or burning off. Appropriate respiratory protection and protective clothing must therefore be worn as an absolute minimum. Use of a dust extractor also helps to reduce exposure. However, in order to take the correct measures, you do need to know whether the surface contains chromium-6 and in what concentration.