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Always read and abide by the instructions and warnings that are on various products you may be using.

Many materials contain cancer causing agents or vapors that attack the central nervous system if exposure becomes excessive. Use these products with caution. Always use solvent, glues and paints outdoors or in a well ventilated area. Avoid prolonged exposure or inhaling of toxic fumes as directed, as many chemicals can lead to brain damage or nausea. Brain damage bad.

Follow directions, use common sense, and chemicals can be your friend. Abuse or misuse can lead to disaster. Make safety your number one concern and be aware at all times. Don't be sniffin' all the glue!

When pouring solvents or wash thinners from large cans, instead of removing the lid, loosen it just enough to allow it to dribble on your cleaning rag. You can control the amount used without spilling the contents and will prevent any contamination from backwashing, which can ruin your solvent (lacquer thinner for example). This method also slows the evaporation process and greatly reduces the vapors in your work area. If the container is accidentally knocked over, very little will be spilled, if you are quick to upright it.

Preserve your eyesite by using your goggles or other protection any time possibile danger should arise.

More and more chemicals being manufactured are becoming eco-friendly, some work very well, with much less harmful effects than traditional solvents and cleaners.

Oily or solvent soaked rags have the ability to build heat, and release vapors that can self ignite if not stored in a proper container or a bucket with water. Fire bad.

Use your head.savetheeyes

shasmu