realworkingsailor Posted November 1, 2013 Share #1 Posted November 1, 2013 This came up in a build log, where I commented on the use of a certain product, and the hazards associated with it. Another member commented that he had used it many times before without experiencing any problems. It got me wondering how many people have actually bothered to find out all they could about some of the hazardous chemicals we expose ourselves to in the name of the hobby, and more importantly how to deal with the toxic effects of accidental ingestion, inhalation, or contact with skin. The product in the aforementioned post was Squadron Putty. So I went looking for it's MSDS (That would be the "Material Safety Data Sheet"). I don't know about Europe or the rest of the world, but in North America, as part of workplace safety, every chemical has to have one of these sheets (even the fuel we put in our vehicles has one). These sheets list all the properties of a substance, its chemical make up, toxicological effects, protective measures and first aid. Have a look: http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/msds/Squadron%20white%20putty%20msds.pdf Just a thought that maybe we could help to educate ourselves, and provide a resource for other modelers in helping them with questions about these chemicals. Make a list of links to MSDS sheets that we find online, with the ultimate goal of compiling and consolidating it into a single page of links. Andy dafi, avsjerome2003, druxey and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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