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Old 12-30-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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I've been getting headaches and heartburn lately. I never get heartburn but I just noticed that its after I solder something. I got curious and googled something like solder smoke inhalation. I found that the smoke can cause this. Are any of you familiar with this? What do you do to stop it? Like a mask or a fan? Thanks.
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Damn this sucks!

I might just wear a mask and work in a more open space.

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I'm still breathing; probably have my iron on everyday...If you're really concerned, use lead free solder that melts/flows worth ****.
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I would say just try the best you can to be in a well ventilated area with good air circulation. Other than that there is not much you can do.
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You're already dead.
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WTF is headburn?!
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WTF is headburn?!
Its where you inhale carcinogenic solder smoke and die of ghonnerhea, which I can't spell properly.
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You need ventilation when you solder. If you use a fan, don't have it blowing on your solder or you'll get cold joints.
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Good ventilation... Problem solved.
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Hm.

I've been soldering for about the past 20 years. Never really bothered with any special precautions. Truth be told, I kinda like the smell of 60/40 rosin-core solder.
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I've been soldering for about the past 20 years. Never really bothered with any special precautions. Truth be told, I kinda like the smell of 60/40 rosin-core solder.
LOL same here. I doubt it's the lead that has any effect, maybe the flux. The lead doesn't show up in the vapor. Heck, it doesn't even get absorbed through the skin when you hold it.
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Yes. Good ventilation. I have to consult my soldering guru next door. I think hes testing me like the karate kid.
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I can tell you that solder smoke gives me a headache.
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Me likes the smell too. I usually wear a big face shield and have a fan blowing w/ a door open in my garage.
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I like that smell too. But then it makes me feel all funny. Like dentist kid.

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youre doing it wrong.
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The video?
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Okay. Google search
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Maybe you should Google, how to solder?
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