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Is there fiberglass in breadboards and is it safe to drill in them ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by capitano, Jul 26, 2003.

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  1. capitano

    capitano Guest

    Is it safe to touch particles from pcb/vero board drilling ?
     
  2. Neil

    Neil Guest

    afaik it's safe.
    I believe it is inhaled particles which cause damage - like when insulating
    lofts with the blanket stuff. Also the thin fibres catch in your skin and
    irritate. PCB bits tend to be little lumps not long and thin.
    So just take normal precautions when drilling to not breathe in the dust.
    hth
    Neil
     
  3. A E

    A E Guest

    Sure, but I wouldn't bake muffins with them. I keep a vacuum cleaner going when
    I drill stuff on the press.
     
  4. capitano

    capitano Guest

    afaik it's safe.
    Is it OK to use the loft as a storage place, I think we have this insulation
    up there and it's exposed between the beams, i.e. there is no floor there?
     
  5. Neil

    Neil Guest

    No problem. Just don't roll around on it. Treat it with respect and don't
    disturb it unless you have to. If you have to, then wear clothes that cover
    most/all skin, and use gloves so the fibres don't stick in your fingers.
    B&Q places sell cheap little face masks to stop you inhaling it. They're OK
    for occasional / home use.
    hth
    Neil
     
  6. most particles or materials small enough to be inhaled are not good
    for you....I think sand is bad for you if inhaled under the right
    conditions.

    wear a cheap mask if you are worried about inhaling the stuff....or
    buy a "better" disposal mask....you can reuse it if you keep it put
    away in between use.
     
  7. Fred Abse

    Fred Abse Guest

    Gives you silicosis - nasty!

    My Grandad died of that.
     
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