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Originally Posted by drjoey1500 View Post
when you melt the solder it gives off smoke, the smoke seems to be where most of the fumes are, so just avoid the smoke and you wont have to breath that stuff.
The "smoke" is a byproduct of heating the flux that's in the solder; the fumes contain vaporized particulates from the flux and these vapors are seen as "smoke"
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I solder for hours a day, the ceiling in our lab is yellow.

Very bad stuff.
    
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post #13 of 13
Small amounts won't kill you, but it's still best to not breathe the stuff (especially if you use lead solder)

Have proper ventilation when soldering
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