Luan ply and allergic reactions
- What are the symptoms?
Just finished sanding some luan and feel light headed, nervous and
jittery kind of like when you have had to many cups of coffee.
- Usually,inhaled dust particles from wood,if you are allegic to
them would tend to produce respiratory difficulties and/or some type
of dermatitis and/or watery eyes/clogged sinuses.Was there any paint
on the wood you were sanding? If so,was/is it a lead based paint? Did
you sand through a glue line?What type of glue? Is this the first time
you have had an allergic response to ANY substance?
Something else to consider;were you hand sanding or machine
sanding?How noisy is your sander and how long did you sand for?Loud
sounds can sometimes over-stimulate a person.Is the electric sander
well grounded,no stray currents?How about vibration from the sander?
So many things to consider! Hopefully,your symptoms are of benign
origin and transient in nature.
--- In bolger@y..., "Todd" <bitme1234@y...> wrote:
> What are the symptoms?
> Just finished sanding some luan and feel light headed, nervous and
> jittery kind of like when you have had to many cups of coffee.
FYI, there is no such thing as too many cups of coffee.
As Peter said, usually there is reperatory problems/ dermatitis from
the wood, glue mix. I am not a doctor (actually a musician)
therefore, I will not offer medical advise.
Wear your mask, gloves, and respirator when working with anything
that makes dust, is made of synthetic materials such as glue, or can
rip an eye out. common sense that I wish I always followed.
Next time you have these symptoms, stop what your are doing and
have a fine glass of Merlot to offset the symptoms and improve your
outlook on life!
"after a fine day of fairing the rudder for Firefly (new filter on
the respirator, and two glasses later)"