Danger Of Being Exposed To Chemicals When Soldering?
I work in one of the pt, now I get soldering parts, so every day I keep on soldering, yes, I do wear masks, but even once using smoke masks can also be inhaled, even glasses can use smoke but it can still enter the eye, for a long time if in this long period does it affect health, for example 1-2 years?
Hello, thanks for asking. I help answer yes.
Exposure to the substances used and the smoke that comes out when soldering for a long period of time and often can indeed cause various health problems, such as:
Eye and nose irritation
Asthma caused by work
Allergy to chemicals
Diseases of the skin
Airway diseases are mainly caused by long-term exposure to solder smoke, the onset of symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest pain can occur from a period of several months to several years, depending on each person.
To prevent the occurrence of these diseases, besides using personal protective equipment such as wearing masks and special glasses as you have done, there are also several other things that must be considered when doing your work:
Also use long-sleeved clothes, long pants, closed shoes, if necessary also use special gloves for heat to avoid burns due to soldering
Work in a place that has air ventilation such as a good vacuum so that the smoke produced is not inhaled by you
Do not touch the end of the soldering iron while the solder is still on, because the tip is very hot and can cause burns. Turn off or remove the soldering iron tips when not in use
Use clamps to hold the cable when soldered
Do soldering on a non-flammable base
Wash hands with soap and running water after doing work
If symptoms occur as stated (coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, or chest pain), eye and nose irritation, or burns, visit a doctor immediately for further examination and treatment.
I hope this helps.