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WARNING TO ALL CAST RESIN USERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WARNING TO ALL CAST RESIN USERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 25, 2003 8:56 PM
WHEN USING ANY RESIN PRODUCTS (i.e sanding sawing and mixing)

WEAR A DUST MASK, SURGICAL GLOVES AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WELL VENTILATED WORK AREA.

The particles released from resin are extremelly harmfull, and when inhaled can cause long term damage to youre lungs.

I have lost my father to work related death caused by unsafe working conditions(they were the first guys in the biz), and he was at the forefront of resin casting technology.
The current safety standards for mixing the products require full respratory head wear with air line, as well as paper disposable suits (this is for industrial grade)
When the 2 active compounds used in resin casting are mixed, they reaease agents into the air ,that cause a natural fungus that we breath everywhere, to react And in some cases Aspergillis develops in the lungs (leading to flooding by mucus), and in most cases neurosis.
You may think this sounds silly and not relevent to hobbyists but it is proven and long term exposure even in small amouts puts you at risk.
And its not a nice way to go! (ive seen it)

So lets add this to our list of safe modelling steps (paint & glue fume inhalation, thinners/solvents on exposed/cut skin).

SAFETY FIRST!!!, and enjoy the hobby now AND when were older.

Regards
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 28, 2003 9:18 AM
Not silly, and since most of us cannot afford the full on respitory gear that those in company's wear, a dust mask and eye protection should work as long as you are in a well ventilated area.

Plus for most our exposure levels are quite low. Not to minimize the risk at all though as it only takes just one time to do the damage.
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:26 AM
Wasn't there an editors column in FSM a couple of years ago about health & safety at the model table?, I think it was titled, ' Don't let your hobby kill you' or something along those lines. Anyway, I agree with the guys above. I haven't used much resin, mainly because I'm cheap & prefer to scratch build extra detail. but from what I've read in model mags, always wet sand resin. under running water is best. I also seem to remember from somewhere, don't put resin dust in an ashtray, when it gets hot it produces phosgene gas, which can have some very nasty side effects.
LETS DO IT SAFELY!

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