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To cdmccul...Chlordane has been banned for decades! Be VERY careful with it. Spilling any significant amount of the concentrate on you constitutes a medical emergency.

http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles...rdane-ext.html

Be careful with *ANY* CFC or HCFC around heat or flame.....R12 and R22 included!
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Heh, the Chlordane, after putting it out on the ground per the can directions, was bagged and placed on a top shelf in a room in the basement that the kids are deathly afraid of, and has its own lock on the room. THEN I read how bad it was, and was glad I had already bagged it that way.

Regarding chemicals and flame - not many people realise that antifreeze is explosive in the right conditions - preheated and attomized, it will explode if ignited properly.

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Yep...ethylene glycol is flammable! It's no friend of paint either.
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Thank you for the link, by the way!
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Thank you for the link, by the way!
Hey no problem.

For reference to anyone: If you wanna know anything about a chemical, ask Google! If you just want to know quickly what the hazards are in an easy to read format, just look for that chemical's MSDS....Material Safety Data Sheet!

I think this thread has serious merit....if it can help prevent the injury or loss of another forum member its definitely worth a sticky.
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I think I agree - STUCK NOW.

MSDS sheets can actually be very informative - I've actually found out some cool stuff about the product in my hand by reading the MSDS... Granted, I'm the guy that reads car manuals for entertainment too - but I think anyone using a given chemical could find at least 1 thing useful in an MSDS.

The one thing that strikes me in the link you posted - if burned, Chlordane gives off phosgene gas - the problem gas in the original post!

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I have ramps for the front and thinking on getting another set and do all four at once.
lmao... I guess I'm the only one that got your joke Doug!

True story; I had a bottle of tire shine one time, that read "Fresh Vanilla scent!" on the front, on the rear it had a warning label that read "inhaling vapors can be fatal!"

On another related bit, we had a local high school completely evacuated a while back because a student broke an old mercury thermometer... I mean they had Hazmat teams come in full suit to clean it up........ lol, seriously, when I was a kid, I used to break those things on purpose just to play with the mercury! lol*twitch* had it in my hand*twitch* and everything! Didn't cause*twitch*me*twitch*any harm... Nothing*twitch*wrong with *twitch* *twitch*me!
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On another related bit, we had a local high school completely evacuated a while back because a student broke an old mercury thermometer... I mean they had Hazmat teams come in full suit to clean it up........ lol, seriously, when I was a kid, I used to break those things on purpose just to play with the mercury! lol*twitch* had it in my hand*twitch* and everything! Didn't cause*twitch*me*twitch*any harm... Nothing*twitch*wrong with *twitch* *twitch*me!
Dad tells me that all the time when a Hg alert come on the news. When we were young in India, we use to steal the thermometers from science class......

I just look at him and
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Rather than perpetuate the chlordane, watch for the next household hazardous material dropoff/pickup and have it taken care of properly.
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Holy Crap!! I have CRC sitting right in front of me!!! I had no idea
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I have ramps for the front and thinking on getting another set and do all four at once.
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I have ramps too and thought of the same exact thing, but am really questioning the safety of having an over 4K pound vehicle on thermoplastic ramps over me?
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This is a good discussion on any automotive-type forum: safety, especially where chemicals are concerned. Anybody that works on cars is subject to using any one of a number of chemicals, thinking only of the intended usage, and not of any health effects from improper usage. But, sometimes it takes a person with a really scary near-miss story or something to make us all wake up and take notice to what we're doing when we're using these products, especially when we can think of all the times we used these products in a not-so-safe way, and SEEMED to get away with it. It's always worth bearing in mind, though, that if we keep pushing the envelope, we're not getting AWAY with anything, we're just GETTING BY for a while, hopefully reading a story like this one and waking up before it's too late.
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"hopefully reading a story like this one and waking up before it's too late. "

Lots of meaning in those words!!!
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Good read for sure, thanks!
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Obviously you would think acetone would be harmful, but I was surprised when the following happened to a co-worker several years ago: He worked in a mixed powder and solvent room - had to wear a "space suit" with special filters on it to filter out acetone fumes. Well, the suit vendor sold the company the wrong filters. So the guy leans over a vat of powder with acetone solvent and opens it to remove the mix. The way it was described to me was that the acetone literally dissolved his alveoli (the little air sacs in the lungs that do the oxygen exchange). The guy has been 100% disabled for life (to this day he can't walk across the room without oxygen - I guess the destruction wasn't 100% since he lived), and the supplier got hit with a successful couple million $$ lawsuit.

Moral of the story - acetone fumes are not just to be avoided for passing out/brain damage from long-term exposure, but if the vapors are concentrated enough can instantly destroy your lungs.


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