I use a kitchen vent with drop down tyvek drop clothes and a front window of Plexiglas for all my painting and gluing. The vent does a great job of removing all fumes to the outside. Works very much like a chemistry lab fume hood. I recommend this as well as a sanding box made from pegboard material attached to a shop vac with a hepa filter installed.
Best to eat the balsa than to breath it
Originally Posted by john whitehead
I thought I had become allergic to balsa dust after 50 odd years of whittling the stuff into flying critters.
Sneezing, runny nose, bunged up ade"dddoids" and all that kind of thing.
IT IS IN FACT DOWN TO CYNO!:
My missus has now declared it a banned substance (so I hide it, and only use it on hinges, even then OUTSIDE the workshop!)
If I get a tiny wiff of cyno, flue like symptoms come on within an hour or so. It pays to read the warnings on these products!