Originally posted by fatdoggy
What are the fumes from? Is it from the flux or is it from the lead? Anybody here had side effects from working with solder containing lead? Any solder that works well that doesn't contain lead?
Come to South Africa, we don't solder here, we just pull some gum from a tree and smack the batteries together. After that we go outside and chase a few lions and drink some fountain of youth juice.
We don't wash our hands either, don't have fresh water. After a day at the races (chasing lions an'all) we chill and larf at who lost the most legiments.
Hope it helps, but anywayz, wash your hands, solder in a well ventilated area, wash your hands again. The races here tend to use a small dust mask.