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Welder's warning on Phosgene gas (from Brake Cleaner)
I think we've covered this elsewhere, but I wanted to be sure this is posted here for anyone that practices welding or is building a metal tube airplane.
VERY IMPORTANT READ.
That was a chilling article. I keep MSDS in my hangar for many of the products I commonly use, but I must admit that even I never heard of that particular toxic combination.
I think people need to know what they are using and what the dangers are. Furthermore they need to know what to do if something bad happens. The best thing the MSDS can do is tell you how to properly avoid getting into trouble with that product. But if you have some sort of chemical exposure, the MSDS can tell the paramedics what to do to get you treated properly and promptly.
This safety stuff is not just for when you are at work.
Phosgene was one of the first gases used in chemical warfare during World War I. Really nasty stuff as those who survived gas attacks could attest.
Wow! Thanks for that bit of info, Chad. Very enlightening, indeed.
Yes, it has been covered before. But like all good safety posts, this does need to be repeated periodically. Thanks!