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Health and Safety

General Instructions and Warnings

  • Always read the instructions and warning messages on the packaging.

  • Only work in a well ventilated area. Avoid inhaling fumes and smoke.

  • Wear suitable clothing, hand and eye protection.

  • Remove contaminated clothing immediately.

  • Do not smoke whilst using these products.

  • Spillages can cause permanent damage to clothing, work surfaces, carpets and floor coverings.

  • In case of contact with the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

  • Keep out of the reach of children.


  • Molten solder can cause serious irreversible injury.

  • Some solders contain lead - a cumulative poison.

  • Some solders contain Cadmium and give off harmful vapours when heated.

  • All solders are harmful by inhalation when heated. 

Fluxes, Rinses and Conditioners:

  • Almost all of these are irritants and contain corrosive compounds.

  • Contact can cause skin burns and severe damage to the eyes.

  • Corrosive to the mouth, throat and digestive tract, resulting in the burning of tissue.

  • Inhalation of fumes will cause severe irritation of the respiratory system.

  • Can be harmful to aquatic organisms - do not dispose of down domestic drains.

Metal Blacks:

  • Metal Blacks contain Selenium Dioxide - a cumulative poison. 

  • Ingestion over a period of time may cause physical deterioration of the body.



  • Some solvents are highly flammable and irritating to the eyes. Some are classed as carcinogens. Repeated use may cause skin dryness or cracking. 

  • Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness. 

  • Do not use near to heat or naked flames. 

  • Never allow children to sniff solvents.

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