Ingredients of Cements and Primers

List of ingredients of some of the common cements, primers, cleaners etc.

  1. flapper

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  2. cityfarmer123

    cityfarmer123 New Member

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    What precautions do you all take when working with cement/primer? I've been working with the stuff professionally for at least 12 years now, and it's gotten to the point where I wear a respirator when using it. I also wear nitrile gloves but I'm always surprised by how few of people I see who don't take any precautions whatsoever. This stuff is toxic as hell! As one of our vendors put it once, "Acetone is some bad s$%#. That s#$%'s bad."
     
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  4. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    I think it the MEK that is in the PVC primer that you should be more concerned with. Many dry-erase white board markers used MEK in the past. I don't know about now.

    Acetone is what they put in regular finger nail polish remover, and it is considered to be a pretty safe solvent for inhaling.
     
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Any organic solvent, used frequently, can be a health issue.
     
  6. Terry H

    Terry H In the Trades

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    I hear most plumbers learn to love the smell of glue, including myself. Not a good thing. I’ve gotten good breaths full before and it’ll take your breath away. Definitely should be more careful. A lot of plumbers have breathing problems down the road. One of my mentors passed from lung cancer. Between the glue, asbestos, solder and flux fumes we breathe some nasty stuff.
     

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