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The warning that always scared me was the one about causing birth defects in your children. I care less about myself more about having a handicap kid because of bad soldering habits.
*Anything*, no matter what it is, can be poisonous in certain quantities. Even vitamins, when overdosed, can make someone really sick . . .
Either get a really big safe, or preferably a steel plated environed room. Buy an environment suit, with breathing. Drill a hole in the steel plating for the breathing tube to go through, tread the tube through, connect it to the breathing machine doohicky, and seal the hole. You can do this with putty, duct tape, hot glue, and aluminum foil (and solder, if you have any ). Set up your workbench in the safe/environment room. If you bought the safe, remove the lock. I find a screwdriver works fine. If you need to cover the gaping hole left by the lock, buy a littler, smaller safe and superglue/duct tape/ google the little safe on. If you're broke at this point, cover it with some plywood, seran wrap, and superglue. You can use the little safe as a regular safe. Now go buy a purifier to clean the air in your chamber before you go out. Ohh, and you might want to make sure there is a power outlet in the room, too...
Lead tends to cause drain bamage, something I worry about in my line of work
You only have two eyes
If anyone wants to be really careful, I've read in a few books, set up a small fan in the room where you're working connected to air vent tubing leading outside.
When trying to desolder a component from a board, apply the iron to the solder and try to pull the component out by the other end with your bare hands.
QuoteWhen trying to desolder a component from a board, apply the iron to the solder and try to pull the component out by the other end with your bare hands.lol, I have done that before, more than once. I don't learn very quickly .