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    Arrow What about your safety?

    Hello mates,
    what about your safety?

    I've seen here a lot of people should use waterbased inks, that shouldn't be harmful for the health.

    Do you think is however necessary to use a solvent-filter mask during the print? (waterbased inks are based on urea, a kind of ammonia, to retard the dry of the ink). And when you're preparing/exposing/cancelling the screen?

    Thank you,
    Fabio

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeroInferno View Post
    Hello mates,
    what about your safety?

    I've seen here a lot of people should use waterbased inks, that shouldn't be harmful for the health.

    Do you think is however necessary to use a solvent-filter mask during the print? (waterbased inks are based on urea, a kind of ammonia, to retard the dry of the ink). And when you're preparing/exposing/cancelling the screen?

    Thank you,
    Fabio
    I don't know what kind of inks you're using but I don't think there is Urea (urine) in my inks. Unless someones doing something behind my back when I'm not looking. Yet, urea isn't really a kind of ammonia, it's made from ammonia which lacks the Carbon and Oxigen of urea. Urea is pretty damn safe if it's in your WB ink. Most WB inks have a bit of alcohol (glycol) in them, some have phallates and some have formaldehyde. These are the more hazardous ingedients. If you're working with WB inks (any inks for that matter) proper safety messures should be taken. A lifetime of use without taking precautions could end up in liver and kidney damage.

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    urea is not dangerous. It is in lots of health and beauty aids, especially lotions & creams

    Eucerin 10% Urea Foot Cream

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    I print in a Haz Mat suit. I will live to be 178.

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    Did he just call us RETARDS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennyschmickle View Post
    Did he just call us RETARDS?
    I reread the post and I think he did.

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    i can't believe it's not urine.

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    Hello,
    thank you for your asnwers, specially to squeegeethree for the detailed asnwer, but i'd like to know if you all take measures also when not printing (ex. preparing screens, washing/cencelling them).

    @squeegeethree : i'm quite sure there's urea in my waterbased inks, however i've seen there's written on the jar: "Not a hazardous substance or preparation according to EC-directives 67/548/ECC or 1999/45/EC." I believe they're some European standards for the safety in the inks.

    @dennyschmickle and squeegeethree: i'm not joking!

    Fabio

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    I always wear a mask when reclaiming screens and when using cleaner for breaking down plastisol. Never when printing with waterbased ink though..


    Quote Originally Posted by NeroInferno View Post
    Hello,
    thank you for your asnwers, specially to squeegeethree for the detailed asnwer, but i'd like to know if you all take measures also when not printing (ex. preparing screens, washing/cencelling them).

    @squeegeethree : i'm quite sure there's urea in my waterbased inks, however i've seen there's written on the jar: "Not a hazardous substance or preparation according to EC-directives 67/548/ECC or 1999/45/EC." I believe they're some European standards for the safety in the inks.

    @dennyschmickle and squeegeethree: i'm not joking!

    Fabio

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    @milesstegall: Thanks

    Fabio

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