ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

i was talking to my friend about lathing wheels one day, and he told me that urethane dust causes cancer. is this true?

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Hahaha what!

edit : every thing causes cancer now


yeah i had heard that at school ..he should wear a mask anyway ?

yeah polyurethane glue fucks you up too

i wouldn't lathe anything without a respirator on to begin with, but I am sure bugs answered this in a post ages back but I can't find it
yer apparently everything is a "carcinogenic" these days if your exposed to the right amount of it :P hahah
Yet another freakin stupid asra thread

dude, urethane dust is UBEr Highly carcinogenic...

like big time...

stay away unless you have a decent respirator

dont want that crap in ya lungs


how is this stupid?!  its a legit thread..i looked in the search bar and nothing came up. if you dont want to contribute anything positive, then dont comment at all

Tim Day said:
Yet another freakin stupid asra thread
yo billy you want to lathe my grippins?
Yeah if there are people sliding in front of me I cover my mouth.

Urethane: and yes Urethane dust is very dangerous.

It was used as a human medicine until 1943, and by vets until recently. 


Skateboard wheels are made of Polyurethane


"Polyurethanes are applied to the manufacture of flexible, high-resilience foam seating; rigid foam insulation panels; microcellular foam seals and gaskets; durable elastomeric wheels and tires; automotive suspension bushings; electrical potting compounds; high performance adhesives; surface coatings and surface sealants; synthetic fibers (e.g. Spandex); carpet underlay; and hard-plastic parts (i.e. for electronic instruments). Moreover, polyurethane products often are inaccurately called “urethanes”, but must not be confused with urethane proper (ethyl carbamate), because polyurethanes neither contain nor are produced from ethyl carbamate."

Polyurethane is everywhere!

Biggest risk from Polyurethane would have to be at the chemical plant during its manufacture, before it is cured, and that is usually done in controlled facilities.



use a simple face mask if you are worried about the dust of cured polyurethane.

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