31637Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Rescuing a circuit board from leaking batteries
- Jul 15, 2013On Jul 15, 2013, at 3:36 PM, Matt Patoray <mspproductions@...> wrote:
>Right, so also be careful to keep that stuff away from your skin. Cadmium is an extremely poisonous (albeit also extremely useful) metal, much worse for you than lead. Closer to the toxicity level of mercury. Wear decently thick kitchen gloves while you clean it and then throw them out (or, ideally, dispose of them properly, whatever that means around you).
> Well it was a NiCd batter not an alkaline or Lithium.
Interesting reading: http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2013/05/08/things_i_wont_work_with_dimethylcadmium.php (not really about the kind of cadmium contents you find in batteries, though it does have lots of interesting quips about various other cadmium compounds)
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