Firing Range Applications


As firearms are discharged, toxic fumes are dispersed into the air, which create a health risk to both shooters and employees. One of those materials is lead, which can be absorbed either by inhalation or through the skin. In order to create a safer environment, OSHA has established the permissible exposure limit for workers at 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air over an 8 hour period. By integrating a proper air filtration system, one can reduce the risk of serious health issues that are caused by these harmful particles.

The shooter’s station is the highest concentration of absorption and potentially the highest risk. Each shot releases a quantity of harmful dust and gases. Makeup air should be filtered with a minimum MERV 14 filter, while exhaust or recirculated air should be filtered with a minimum of 99.97% HEPA filter.

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