[WWI] laminating propellors
mkendix at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 25 17:15:47 EDT 2007
>From: "Stephen Auslender" <auslend at snet.net>
>Question to all, How many years do you think this constant use of CA will
>take off your life?
Probably not that many, if any. I found no evidence on adverse impacts of
long-term exposure. And we're talking about modelers here who are using
this stuff for maybe a couple of hours a week.
>I work with all sorts of resins, polyesters, epoxies, glues (like CA)
>because I am a sculptor.
That stuff can be harmful.
>In warm weather I work outdoors - with a face mask that has two filters on
>the sides (not that silly painter's mask that does nothing but lighten your
Right - full respirator.
>Well, I started modeling at age 4 (during WW2) and began painting, indoors,
>with the old paints and glues and I now have a problem with shortness of
>breath. I wonder why?
Well, it's hard to say because it's not a controlled experiment
I know some folks have a bad time with CA but there are at least 3 possible
1. Ventilation and maybe wear a respirator.
2. Odorless CA
3. Limit use
Note also, that CA was used early on with a medical purpose. In the Vietnam
War, they used it to seal lacerated organs - it's hard to stich a liver or
kidney. The results were first rate. Prolonged exposure effects are hard to
If it makes you sick, don't do it and try to not use it too much. Otherwise,
live your life in a plastic bubble without alcohol, tobacco, knives, red
meat, running with scissors etc., etc.
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