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Allergic to CA anyone???

Old 08-15-2002, 09:52 PM
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RC Admin: If you don't have really good ventilation when you solder, you could be breathing lead vapor fumes. That would be bad enough, but adding CA fumes... Bad news! Grounded62
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Well, I solder in the basement which is a wide open 2000 square foot area but no fans running to blow the fumes/smoke away...I try to move my face away from the lead fumes as I know that is very bad. What do most of you guys do to avoid the solder fumes? Is a fan to blow it away enough? I usually only do 2 or 3 solder joints once in awhile (every couple weeks or so)...

Wonder if the lead or the CA will kill me first? Guess it would cure the headaches though
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I'm talking about benchtop fume absorbers. They are specifically designed to remove soldering fumes from the air, using a carbon filter.

E.g.

http://www.digikey.com/scripts/us/dk...673&Row=177096
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That fume absorber would probably help...is it overkill though if one only solders a couple joints or pieces a month?
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Ok...I'm going to try some of the ET CA glue that Saturn Hobbies of Washington sells. It is supposed to alleviate the allergy and headache issues that typical CA's seem to cause for many people including me now!

I found the info on it here:

http://home1.gte.net/res0bf5n

BTW...have any of you guys seen the commercials yet for hospitals that now use CA glue for closing up cuts as well as surgical incisions instead of staples and stitches? I've read about it before and recently this past week saw a commercial on it. A friend of mine cut his forehead last week and instead of stitches they glued him back together, literally! We all know how well CA sticks to skin so it was just a matter of time. Benefits are less scarring, less painful to apply, no need for removal of staples/stitches, fast, easy, cheap.
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I can't remember where I read it, but somewhere there's an article that says CA glues were originally developed for eye surgery. Not so sure I'd want to be awake when they used it! Grounded62
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I read an article maybe 10 years ago about the search for new materials to make jet canopies. One of the tests was to put the material in a container and shine light through it to test for clarity. We all can guess it glued the equipment together and completely destroyed it. I also head that they started using it in NAM to close wounds in the field. But that maybe urban legend. CB
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Add me to the list of allergics. It did not bother me for over three years. It has only been in the last year that I have really noticed the effects.

I don't get a sore throat, but I get stuffed up like crazy especially when I wake in the morning. I always thought the headaches were from drinking. I'll have to test that one.

I have used the ET glue and it does work well. Is there a thin version of ET?
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I have used the ET glue and it does work well. Is there a thin version of ET?



Yes there is but I don't have any in stock right now. I do have some on order and can add the thin to it with no problem. The demonstration that I do is simple. I glue 2 pieces of wood together at a 90 degree angle and then put a nice bead down, hit it with kicker and put it right under my nose and all I smell it the aroma of the kicker, no flash off, no burning eyes or nose. We have found out that about 98% of those who have trouble with regular Ca can use ours. It's the only Ca that I use now!!!

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