Soldering and other skills (was Re: QL-Quality (Was: ZX-81 Question))

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Mon Apr 1 13:33:04 2002

On April 1, Stan Barr wrote:
> I've been soldering now for around 45 years, and I used to do a lot
> of bullet casting so I've handled a *lot* of lead in my time.
> I was taken ill a few years ago with some symptons that could be
> remotely explained by heavy metal poisoning so I was thoroughly tested.
> My lead levels were right on the average for someone living in an
> urban environment. So if you're sensible I don't see a problem.
> Don't eat sandwiches while you're soldering...and wash your hands when
> you're done ;-) Lead in gasoline (petrol over here) was a bigger
> problem.

  What did those heavy metal teste involve, if you don't mind my

> Resin flux is a known carcinogen, so don't breathe the fumes.

  Oh, yuck, I didn't know that...I think I'll invest in one of those
filtered blowers.


Dave McGuire                    "'s leaving me this unpleasant,
St. Petersburg, FL                 damp feeling on my shorts..." -Sridhar
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