Hex Chromium Alert: Safeguarding Yacht Crew Well-being

3 mins read | 03.01.2024

In the wake of your recent yacht refit, prioritizing the safety and well-being of both guests and crew members is of paramount importance. One significant concern post-refit is the presence of Hex Chromium, a toxic byproduct found in certain paints, coatings, and welding materials, posing health risks without proper precautions.

Prolonged exposure to Hex Chromium, primarily through inhalation or skin contact, can lead to severe health issues, including skin irritation and an elevated risk of cancer. Recognizing the potential dangers, it is essential to take proactive measures to assess and mitigate any risks associated with this harmful substance.

If there are suspicions of potential health risks for the crew, it is advisable to contact Bluestar Marine for a comprehensive assessment to ensure that no harmful chemicals or residues linger in the air. Our expert team will conduct a thorough inspection of the HVAC system components and follow a meticulous sample testing procedure to confirm or rule out the presence of hazardous chemicals like Hex Chromium.

The collected samples will be sent to an accredited independent laboratory that specializes in analyzing various contaminants, including toxic mold spores, allergens, bacteria, toxic gasses, viral agents, and other airborne pollutants. This rigorous testing process ensures a holistic understanding of the air quality within the yacht, allowing us to identify any potential risks to the health and well-being of the crew.

After 24-48 hours, we will provide you with a comprehensive and confidential report detailing the inspection findings, bacterial count, and contamination levels within different areas of the vessel. This report serves as a valuable tool in understanding the current state of air quality on your yacht and aids in making informed decisions regarding necessary actions to address any identified issues.

Bluestar Marine takes a proactive approach to ensure that your yacht remains a safe and healthy environment for everyone on board. Following the inspection, our experienced team will work closely with you to create a customized service plan tailored to your vessel’s specific needs. This plan will include measures to eliminate any harmful contaminants lingering in the air, providing peace of mind and reassurance that the well-being of your crew is a top priority.

In conclusion, post-refit considerations should extend beyond aesthetic and functional enhancements to encompass the health and safety of those on board. By addressing potential risks associated with Hex Chromium and other contaminants, you not only protect the well-being of your crew but also uphold the integrity of your yacht as a safe and luxurious environment. Contact Bluestar Marine today to schedule a comprehensive assessment and take proactive steps towards ensuring a healthy and secure yacht environment for everyone on board.



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