Congressional Edition Volume 6461

Congressional Edition Volume 6461

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...should consider the chance for the evaporation of lead to be extremely remote. The boiling point of lead is at bright red heat, and of lead chloride, which is its most volatile common salt, it is near that temperature (900 C. 1652 F.). I believe, therefore, that the danger is minimal under those conditions. If, however, he allows the flame to play long enough on the surface to produce a decided smoke, the smoke could then carry mechanically lead particles with it. It seems more probable that disagreeably smelling fumes from the heated oil cause a feeling of malaise and headache in the painter and that the chief risk of lead poisoning comes from the drying and powdering of the burned off paint after it has fallen to the floor. The Austrian regulations require that all such scraps be gathered up before they have had time to dry. DANGER FROM DUSTY CLOTHING, ETC. When sandpapering is done the paint dust falls on the floor, or on the drop cloth. The floor of a factory is oily and the dust becomes incorporated into a paste, but when the floor is covered with a drop cloth, as in house painting, there is risk of contaminating the air with minute quantities of lead dust stirred up by the men as they pass to and fro. Especially is this true at the beginning of work when a dirty drop cloth is first spread out on the floor and the accumulation of former sandpapering shaken into the air. Dusty overalls are objectionable for the same reason. DANGER FROM PAINT ON UNWASHED HANDS AND FACE. Sandpapering paint and burning off old paint are not dangers to which every painter is exposed, but every painter runs the risk of carrying lead into his mouth if he handles his food or his tobacco with unwashed hands. The risk is greatest with greasy food, such as...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886860
  • 9781236886866