Working with fiberglass and resin can be hazardous if you are not careful.  It is important to wear proper safety clothing to protect you from fumes and from getting hazardous material on your skin. It is also imperative to work in a well ventilated area.

The styrene in polyester and vinyl ester resins evaporates into the air during lay-up.  The styrene is where the strong fumes come from.  It is highly flammable.  That is why it is extremely important to work in an area that is well ventilated. The same rules apply when working with epoxy.  While the fumes may not be as strong, it is still hazardous to work with.

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