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    chicken wings while reloading?! those things are messy
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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    chicken wings while reloading?! those things are messy
    Well, they *do* say to lube your cases.....

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    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Lead
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    Lead in lead pipes, released when water changed.
    Lead in paint.

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    IIRC there was something in the news a number of years ago suggesting that even the lead in soldered joints of copper pipe would eventually leech into the drinking water. In addition, here in London ON there are a huge number of actual lead pipes leading into homes in older parts of the city that carry drinking water. Mostly NDP supporter now which explains the rationale for the eastern part of the city voting consistently for the dippers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harbl_the_cat View Post
    (and started wearing vinyl gloves).
    Do yourself a favor, go to CT and buy a box of nitrile gloves for $10. Gloves are rated in the amount of time is takes for certain chems to leak in and vinyl does fk all.

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    Sorry if reviving this ainít cool, but I got my BLL (blood lead level) back and I am about 2x the high end of the do nothing range. 1.13 uMol/L, roughly 20+ uG/dL. Do nothing is <=.49 uMol/L.

    Iíve only been a regular range visitor (mostly indoors) for 2.5 years. Usually 200+ rounds/week. I also collect my casings and hand load.

    I have also been restoring vintage Hammond Organs for the past 10 years and often come in contact with lead solder.

    I donít have symptoms as far as I can tell, perhaps some tremors after 3 cups of coffee, and my kidney function is fine. Doc told me to take 3 months off shooting, I flipped him the bird, thumbed my nose, and gave him a raspberry.

    What I will do is:
    -Keep a seperate pair of shoes in the garage for range wear.
    -remove clothing after range visits
    -get a solder fume filter for my bench
    -always use a new pair of nitrile gloves for brass gathering/sorting
    -arrange for better hygeine at outdoor range, there is nothing there for cleanup, we use wet-wipes
    -gargle and spit after range visits
    -stop rubbing my eyes and putting my hands in my mouth
    -stop smoking at the bench

    Generally, be more aware that I am dosing at a pretty good rate, and try to better mitigate exposure.

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    likely get more lead from smoking cigarettes than anything else

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    Mine was as high as 1.32 a few years ago. Last I checked it was 0.65 after I started being more careful, but that was 2 years ago. I didn't check it after that, I really should again. I shoot mostly indoors, and I use an N100 mask now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Beaver View Post
    I asked my doctor to add "LEAD" to by blood test when I was in for my physical a couple of weeks ago. I spend a lot of time at the indoor range, and was curious.

    Received my results back yesterday:



    Looks like I'm good. But I know another member at the range, who has been shooting longer and more often than me has a level over 1.00, I think he's 1.10.

    Has anyone else asked their doctor to add a LEAD test to their blood work?

    Battle Beaver
    So the guy with the lead level ca 1.0 is still within the normal exposed occupational limits of the BEI. Don't really see the issue there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewpew62 View Post

    What I will do is:
    -Keep a seperate pair of shoes in the garage for range wear.
    -remove clothing after range visits
    -get a solder fume filter for my bench
    -always use a new pair of nitrile gloves for brass gathering/sorting
    -arrange for better hygeine at outdoor range, there is nothing there for cleanup, we use wet-wipes
    -gargle and spit after range visits
    -stop rubbing my eyes and putting my hands in my mouth
    -stop smoking at the bench

    Generally, be more aware that I am dosing at a pretty good rate, and try to better mitigate exposure.
    The solder fumes are prob one of the primary sources for you. The other will be the gases produced by the primers when they ignite. Primers contain lead stipnate. If you want to avoid that source, an N95 dust mask is worthwhile. For sure you shouldn't be licking your fingers after shooting.

    The other stuff is prob pointless.

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