Cured epoxy resins do not pose any risk to human health when handled in a professional manner and following the necessary safety measures. When sold in small quantities as two-component systems, composed of an epoxy resin and a hardener, the exposure risk of handling epoxies comes via skin contact when mixing these components. The necessary safe handling information should be always available in the material safety data sheet sold with each product. When these precautions are taken, epoxies can be handled safely without any health concern.
The Epoxy Resin Committee has developed numerous documents to help everyday users handling epoxies in safety. For more information, visit our “Safety and sustainability” section.