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> Does anyone know anything about benzene? Is it used in jewelry
> making chemicals? I just heard that it is EVIL and greatly
> increases your risk of cancer.
Nasty stuff, expensive to get, expensive to dispose of. Need a mask
and fume hood. Causes cancer quite readly. It can be used as a
solvent like tolene or acetone, and is only needed in very specific
situations (ie. you can use something much less volitile and get the
There are a few articals posted by Charles Lewton-Brain in the forum
on benzene uses in jewelry and how to avoid it.
- Workshop Safety
- A jewelry workshop safety report: Safety and Substitutes
- Chasing, Repousse and Pitch Safety Notes
Hope this helps.
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