Jim Richardson just sent me a link to an article about a very recent
death due to metal fume fever from zinc. The victim, Jim Paw-Paw
Wilson, wrote the first paragraph in the knowledge of his impending
death. While fatalities from metal fume fever are rare it is
shocking, and worth mentioning. I’ve had students go to hospital
several times from metal fume fever, once from a patination where
they did not test a fume hood before using it (no it was not working
properly) and from reticulating brass.
Here is the article.
here are previous Orchid discussions on this:
Search for metal fume fever
Here is an article of mine on metals safety at the Ganoksin project:
President, Canadian Crafts Federation