I don't know how many times this will need to be said but
"white-out" correction fluid is not safe to use in any incantation,
oil based, water based, whatever based! And the notion of a basic
mask as protection from the fumes as mentioned by one poster is
incorrect as well. Do your research into the exact protection you
need in a mask for what you are putting into the air - the basic
masks provide little more than dust protection in almost every
When heated, it out-gases carcinogenic fumes that aren't a little
nasty, they are extremely nasty. I believe, also, if I remember
correctly, the fumes are given off long after the flame is removed
from the piece you are working on, and color of the correction fluid
does not matter. I am always shocked when I hear of people still
using this dangerous method of "anti-flux". Don't do it. I don't care
who recommends, don't shorten your life.
Thanks, Terry - for the MSDS.