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Soldering fumes

Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 19 22:07:05 EST 2001 | davef

Your carbon filters are getting gummed-up by the smoke component of the fumes. [Your carbon filter is intended to remove the vapor portion of the fumes.] You need a cheap bag filter in front of the carbon filter that you can sacrifice. These fumes

Soldering fumes

Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 19 10:38:51 EST 2001 | Steve

Does any body know if there are any legitimate health or safety reason's to vent solder fumes, at both reflow and hand soldering work stations? Personally I don't like to have the fumes in my face, but I don't know if it causes a health risk. Thanks

Soldering fumes

Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 19 21:06:17 EST 2001 | davef

Liken soldering fumes to cigarette smoke. These fumes consist of two elements. 1 Smoke particles [very sticky] 2 Gases and vapors Particulate Filters: Smoke particles can be removed with a particulate filter. All particulate filters are graded u

Soldering fumes

Electronics Forum | Tue Mar 20 15:59:27 EST 2001 | CAL

I only inhale flux with a high IPA content.(joke for those who don't know me) I have seen the inside of duct work for our wave soldering machine............NASTY! DAVE F. is right! Flux contains a lot of bad stuff- Chlorides, Bromides, Fluorides,

Soldering fumes

Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 19 21:50:15 EST 2001 | Mike Beach

Steve, I don't like the fumes in my face either! Can you forward me any decent replies? It would be greatly appreciated. Presently at work we have a fan with a carbon filter attatched. This works fairly well if properly positioned, and it is incre

Soldering fumes

Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 19 21:51:07 EST 2001 | Mike Beach

Steve, I don't like the fumes in my face either! Can you forward me any decent replies? It would be greatly appreciated. Presently at work we have a fan with a carbon filter attatched. This works fairly well if properly positioned, and it is incre

Soldering fumes

Electronics Forum | Tue Mar 20 15:55:59 EST 2001 | CAL

I only inhale flux with a high IPA content.(joke for those who don't know me) I have seen the inside of duct work for our wave soldering machine............NASTY! DAVE F. is right! Flux contains a lot of bad stuff- Chlorides, Bromides, Flourides,

How dangerous are the fumes from a reflow oven?

Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 12 12:09:37 EDT 2019 | davef

First, companies should nor be venting solder process fumes into the workplace. Second, you should see medical attention, as Alexy suggested. It doesn't matter what caused you to get sick. Get fixed. Third, if your ex-employer is venting soldering

How dangerous are the fumes from a reflow oven?

Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 12 11:47:21 EDT 2019 | alexeyzb

Flux fume is not for breathing, that is why every oven must have exhaust system. If you have some problem with health you need doctors help, don't waste time for answer which don't help you.

How dangerous are the fumes from a reflow oven?

Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 12 16:46:58 EDT 2019 | stephendo

"mostly an irritant" can be serious for some people. You can get other toxins from PCBs if you char them but you would have mentioned if they came out burnt. Was there any exhaust on the oven at all? I have seen it where we used a particularly stink

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