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    Styrene Allergy?
    by Nerys ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    marky
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    Sorry joined the thread late on ,when brass fumes etc were being mentioned ,black nitrile are very good for folk who are very sensitive to talc and other types if powder used inside some gloves
    RNinMunich
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    Glad to hear that Nerys ๐Ÿ‘ All's well ... ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Don't forget to Blog the build!!
    I use Contacta as well, good stuff.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    I ceased work on the kit for a few days for my hands to recover and am now using blue nitrile gloves. I am using Revell Contacta Professional glue. Since resuming work, I have had no problems - so far, so good! I can't see that fumes come into the equation unless the styrene is being heated.

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    Westquay
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    Styrene fumes? You'll only get fumes if you heat it.

    My chum works a vac-former to make model car glazing and he thoroughly washes every sheet of PVC before forming it. Stops micro-bubbles forming.

    I use blue nitriles when epoxying. I always found latex melted on contact with most of the things I used, like enamel paint, Marineflex, etc. Nitriles stay put.

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    Spoke with the H&S Adviser at the University he said that disposable masks are no good for Styrene fumes you would need a filter type like 3M 6051,he also said if your allergic to handling it best to use Black Nitrile gloves as used by tattooists and to sook the fumes off with a vacuum or extractor.๐Ÿ‘
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    RNinMunich
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    Good point about the gloves Martin!๐Ÿ‘
    Not being affected (like Granny used to say "No sense, no feeling"!) I hadn't considered that and never 'eard of blue nitrile!
    Would be interesting to know which glue Nerys is using!
    Would also recommend that she washes her plastic stock with washing up liquid, to remove any possible residue from the production process, before starting to cut it.
    Cheers, Doug
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    Where gloves are concerned, use blue nitrile as there are probably more people allergic to latex than styrene!

    Don't know about you though, but I can't breathe in any mask worth it salt. I just do it all outside in the almost permanent breeze that blows round my bungalow. I stand in the doorway of the shed and spray out into the great blue yonder.
    Styrene, fortunately doesn't affect me. When Slater's first popularised Plastikard, old man Slater used to demonstrate the making of things like model house window frames with Micro strip and Slater's own solvent called Mek-Pak. The smell was glorious and just oozed quality modelmaking to me. I always made a bee-line to Slater's stand at any suitable exhibition. These days I use Plastic Weld as it does more plastics than just styrene and it doesn't have that lovely "esterish" smell.

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    Since Styrene itself is an oil, suspected in some countries of being carcinogenic, used in producing various polyxxx plastics, I strongly suspect the the glue is the source of the problem as you can't be coming into contact with styrene oil itself.
    So I repeat, good ventilation, extractor fan, thin latex surgical gloves and a face mask as one should also use when spraying. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Sell that kit and buy something friendlier!๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Hi Nerys, my son is allergic to all types of plastic glue, so he only works with other materials. I am allergic to rust, not good when you work with iron and steel. I have to use gloves and a mask.
    It may be advisable to ask your gp for a skin allergy test.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Not necessarily allergic to Styrene, but many are allergic to CA Glue.

    Once a CA Glue sensitivity develops, it is difficult to overcome.

    Try masks; try good ventilation.

    Even when cutting Styrene, ensure You have good ventilation.
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