Heating materials with heat tools can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
- lead from lead-based paints
- phthalates from phthalate-containing plastics
- toluene from varnishes
Your risks from exposure vary, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce the exposure to these chemicals, work in a well-ventilated area and work with approved safety equipment such as gas masks that are specially designed to filter out these types of chemicals. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Butane soldering/welding tools when used for soldering and other similar applications produces chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to P65Warnings.ca.gov.
By-products of combustion of butane fuel can expose you to chemicals including carbon monoxide, which is known to the state of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information go toP65Warnings.ca.gov