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  •  The problem is caused by the particulate in the... (1+ / 0-)
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    air.  I know a couple of reloaders and they now wear latex gloves.  I wear them when loading magazines of unjacketed .22.  That stuff is pretty damn dirty.  

    Cleaning a gun does not put any particulate in the air.  I wear gloves because of the solvents used.  I'm more worried about the health risks from the solvents than I am lead.

    •  I'm not convinced . (0+ / 0-)
      Cleaning a gun does not put any particulate in the air.
      If I were to put a blotter on the desk that you use to clean a gun , that blotter would show no signs of lead if it were to be looked at in a lab ?
      If I swabbed nearby surfaces I would find no lead ?
      How about on the cleaning equipment ?
      Do you keep that cleaning equipment in the home ?

      Do you ever see lead oxide on any bullets ?
      Does that lead oxide ever come off the bullets while they are moved / handled / loaded into a fire arm ?

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 05:34:20 PM PST

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      •  It's not airborn and I'm not licking any of it. (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm not worried about it.

        •  It can become airborn ? (0+ / 0-)

          And then it doesn't need to be airborn to be inside the home .

          "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

          by indycam on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:43:58 PM PST

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          •  But it does need to be in a form that you will (1+ / 0-)
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            unintentionally contact. If it's sequestered in a known part of the house, not airborne, and you, your spouse, kids, and pets are not going to lick it, it's not going to be a problem. It does not come hunting you. It just lies there quietly, pensively, slowly oxidizing...

            YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

            by raincrow on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 07:54:48 PM PST

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