May I please start a new thread “Work Place Allergies”?
I had three commissions with very close deadlines and have been in my studio
three and four hours a day non stop recently. All of the work has been
necklaces or bracelets requiring soldering of six or more “charms” and,
several hours in my large vibratory tumbler.
The past seven days my eyes have been swollen, red and weepy. I always wear
eye protection. My hands are in Handy Flux often. I use citric acid and
water for pickle. My torch is oxy-ac. I have a “24” fan vented to the
outside of my basement studio. I have never before experienced an allergy
in my studio. My studio is approximately 8’ x 10’.
I went to the local clinic in our CVS store. The nurse practitioner gave me an
RX for a conjunctivitis-type problem. The nurse checked her computer and said
she shows no reports of conjunctivitis in southern NH. She said my condition
appears an allergy even though I have not had a problem before.
Anyone know of allergies from several hours per day using Handy Flux and
citric acid? Many thanks.