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post #9 of Old 04-17-2013
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Re: Keel cutter, this is sick!

Originally Posted by downeast450 View Post
Handling lead is an unappreciated hazard. Lead dust, oxide, fumes etc. are potentially very harmful and long lived. The size of the chips produced using a chain saw might be safer than the smaller particles produced with a skill saw or even a hand saw. Preparing to catch everything is an important bit of preparation for the safety of those doing the work and any innocents who come across it later. Gloves and a respirator.
Most 24hr clinics do lead poison tests relatively cheap. If I were working with it, I'd get tested regularly.

I used to shoot revolvers with some folks on a frequent basis, a number of which would shoot lead. I did for a brief period (it's cheap), but stopped after I found out several of them had encountered health problems due to long term usage and handling of lead rounds. In a few cases, just a small bit of exposure was all that was necessary for lead poisoning to take effect.
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