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

From: Sridhar the POWERful <>
Date: Sun Mar 31 23:04:14 2002

On Sun, 31 Mar 2002, Dave McGuire 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
> concerned.

Hmm. Hold on. I will look up the boiling point and vapor pressure of
lead for you, but I would tend to think it would probably not be a

Peace... Sridhar
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