Hello all, I’m passing on a thought which was advanced at the last
toxic waste conference I attended: What is the largest toxic waste
dump in the world?..answer: Our atmosphere.
We all are aware of the concerns about toxic fumes and the need for
good ventilation. While no one wants to breath the fumes generated,
ventilation simply discharges them for dilution in the outside
atmosphere. The fumes don’t become non-toxic, and the atmosphere is
becoming overloaded with these ever-increasing accumulations. My
point is that each one of us can take steps to reduce emissions (and
our own exposure risks) by choosing non-hazardous (or low-hazard)
techniques and materials. (This really should extend to everything we
For example, Peter Rowe cautioned about burning off superglue
(condensed), “Cyanoacrylates …, when burned, I believe I recall
reading that the stuff can emit isocyanates … (which) are rather
potent carcinogens. You do NOT want to be breathing even small
Why not avoid using super glue before soldering, period. There has
to be a non-toxic alternative. Beeswax maybe? Any suggestions? I’m
sure there are some good ones. Thank you Hanuman for your hard work
in maintaining this forum.
Judy in Kansas, where it’s a lovely spring day.
Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
221 Call Hall Kansas State Univerisity
Manhattan KS 66506
(785) 532-1213 FAX (785) 532-5681