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Re: Friendly Reminder
Posted by Mark Camp on Feb 17, 2005
Terry, I agree. And I DO know what goes into the air above uncured epoxy. (Read Gougeon Bros web site if you are interested) Nothing to be alarmed about because concentrations are low, and if it WERE a big risk, it would have been discovered in epidemiological studies long ago.
But if you blow hot air over the goo, you are multiplying the concentrations of "it" many times (because evaporation increases exponentially with heat, and because flowing air does, as well).
So an excess of caution seems wise to me, and I would try to always wear the respirator in this case, as with other cases where the concentration is high ( for example, when you are forced into working with poor ventilation, on a big area job like glassing the hull.
In Response to: Re: Friendly Reminder by terry on Feb 17, 2005