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Old 01-25-2011, 05:08 AM   #1
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Default Pvc glue/primer health issues

Just wondering if you ever heard of anyone having health problems that they can attribute to the use of PVC glue and primer.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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Just wondering if you ever heard of anyone having health problems that they can attribute to the use of PVC glue and primer.
No

I have had the primer spilt on my leg before in the Texas Heat, it feels like your leg is gonna melt off.
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No, Maybe flux fumes, melting lead, asbestos, climbing ladders, heavy lifting, or any of the million dangerous things we do daily. The glue and primer is flammable so keep that in mind if soldering, get that glue away from the torch.
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I've gotten primer splashed in my face and in my eyes. I can still see.
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Well if you would stop inhaling the fumes you wouldn't be worried about medical issues
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I've heard that the purple primer, clear cleaner and cement are absorbed through the skin. I try not to get it on my skin. Once I splashed prple primer in my eye and it stung badly. Also a certain brand of pvc cement used to burn when it got on the skin. Can't remember the brand name, Oatey maybe? Probably goes to the liver.
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I have a carpenter buddy that spilled a quart of purple primer on his crotch. Other than dying his beanbag purple for a week, he was still able to make babies. Not sure if that helps, I just like telling that story.
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I have a carpenter buddy that spilled a quart of purple primer on his crotch. Other than dying his beanbag purple for a week, he was still able to make babies. Not sure if that helps, I just like telling that story.

Probably glad they weren't naturally blue.
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So, while we're on the subject of primer and glue....

Does anyone else have trouble even smelling it anymore. When I first started, I could smell a freshly opened can across the room, now I barely notice.
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