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Old 05-11-2001, 03:08 PM   #1
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I do most of my fiberglassing in my attic with a window open. The fumes do not bother me much as far as smell goes, but should I have some sort of respirator ? I don't want my kids to be born all deformed because there daddy inhaled too much resin fumes.


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Old 05-11-2001, 03:48 PM   #2
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I think the fumes given off whilst curing
are mostly Styrene ??...

There are plenty of websites with info...

Or ask your Supplier... they should have a data sheet.
Old 05-11-2001, 05:25 PM   #3
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use a resperator..
they cost around 25-40bucks at home depot..worth every penney..
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Old 05-12-2001, 04:06 AM   #4
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Well the Material Safety Data Sheet doesnt say anything about birth defects, but there's still some danger. Here's a clip below...........

Resin is an irritant to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Inhalation of vapors and/or absorption through the skin may cause liver and kidney damage and could possibly lead to cancer. Work areas should be ventilated to reduce vapor concentrations. Users should wear gloves, goggles, protective clothing, and an approved charcoal-cartridge respirator. Avoid swallowing and all contact with eyes. Avoid prolonged or frequent contact with the skin. If swallowed do not induce vomiting; seek immediate medical aid. Flush eyes with copious amounts of water; seek immediate medical aid. Incidental skin contamination may be removed with a waterless handcleaner followed by thorough washing with soap and water.

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Old 05-12-2001, 10:41 AM   #5
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thanks all,
The resin fumes never really bother me like some people, but I just never knew if the stuff was just an irritating smell, or if it could affect ones health. Looks like a respirator will be added to my fiberglass tools.

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Old 05-13-2001, 02:57 AM   #6
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Good choice.
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