Customs: advice needed.. how bad is plastic?

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  1. G60Force

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    Hi guys... well since i've been doing customs for under a year...
    i rarely wear a mask of course I wear goggles 75% of the time to protect my eyes...

    but lately it kinda looks like I'm feeling some airway / chest malfunction...
    don't know how else to describe it's strange sensation :( 

    most of the time it goes away pretty quick but now for instance it's been 1hr!
     
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    It's probably only a heart attack.

    Call a doctor, you!
     
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    It's never good to breath in any plastic debris. Wear a mask.
     
  4. G60Force

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    but could it already be to late... I mean... what happens to people that do burnouts with cars & bike and the audience... don't they get sick? :( 

    yeah I have a mask... I prolly start using it as of now!
    But it's so annoying... *sigh*
     
  5. Fishdirt

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    Depends...

    All melted plastic is bad.

    ABS is the worst as some ABS contains Fiberglass (I do not miss making those parts!).

    The worst is some plastic still contains formaldehyde from the Injection mold press cleaning process (they once cleaned a machine and I happened to walk right into the cloud fume and could not see for a while, no one was warned).

    PVC/vinyl contains something very toxic in gas form. Chlorine. This is extremely hazardous and only a couple times with exposure in a closed off area will cause permanent damage.

    Going by what I know of you you may want to consider the paint fumes as well as causing the discomfort.
     
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    That actually sounds like the onset of a asthma attack.
    See a doctor for a salbutamol inhaler and see if it get's better.

    If it were a heart attack,
    you probably won't be able to log on to see these boards anymore.
    Assuming you were resuscitated within the 10 min window,
    you'd still be...

    I'm just saying.
     
  7. Fishdirt

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    regardless of what anyone says here you need to see a docotr. We're not medics and can't give you advice. For all you know it could be related to a fungal infection of the lungs (rare but very bad). Doctor, pronto.
     
  8. G60Force

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    thnx guys... going to hospital for my back injuries today anyways, so I'll ask....
    wish me luck... hopefully after 4years of non-stop pain and 2 major surgeries they have something to fix me!
     
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    It's called morphine :p 

    I wish you well with the visit, you're always upbeat so I have a feeling you'll do ok.
     
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    I am a medic.

    Go to the doctor.

    I always cut with a fan blowing the fumes away from me. Barely even smell it :) 

    Always do your customs in a well ventilated area with air circulating.
     
  11. G60Force

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    I've decide that make a new kitbash corner with the 2 most dangerous tools as away from the bed as possible and hopefully make a hose + computerfan strong enough to transport the fumes... lets see if this works :)  thnx for the suggestions!
     
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    Pneumoconiosis is a nasty thing. I'm no doctor, but I've x-rayed people with that and asbestosis before. Ick. But I'd be hesitant to diagnose you with this, personally. I doubt you're sucking this stuff up like it's nerd cocaine.

    As for prevention, you have three choices going forward: wear a mask, buy an exhaust hood, or work where there's plenty of ventilation. I'd take the latter.
     
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    already started wearing a mask... and I intend to make a system to help me gid rid of the fumes, nr3 is no option apartment to small :( 
     

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