View Single Post
Old 11-24-2003, 12:04 PM
Ben Rosenfield's Avatar
Ben Rosenfield Ben Rosenfield is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 2,554
Ben Rosenfield is on a distinguished road
Originally posted by Pete VanderLaan
I think the lampworkers are doing the most dangerous stuff with color I have seen in years. I keep seeing work rolled in chrome, which is very gassey and is a known carcinogen. Most other metals are dangerous in a flame as well. This is seriously dangerous stuff.
Rolling in chrome is a new one on me, but I'm sure you've seen a broader range of glass work. A lot of the opaques that are rich and dense are based in cadmium and chromium, reduce in a heartbeat, and are toxic as all hell. Any responsible flameworker will have a localized exhust above or above/in front of the range of the torch's flame. Also, the fuming process with silver and gold is nasty. Luckily, my instructor keeps a very safe shop.
Reply With Quote