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

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Sun Mar 31 22:36:10 2002

On March 31, John Chris Wren wrote:
> It's true. The mercury was used to stiffen the brims. Chronic hat wearers
> also had problems.

  So does anyone have any idea how much lead is present in the vapors
produced by soldering? I know (for our kind of stuff, anyway) the
smoke is mostly flux and crap, but is there much lead in there?

  I solder a *lot*, especially lately...I'm wondering if I should be


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