GUN So I brag on the USGI bore cleaner a lot.

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  1. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    I was talking to a very knowledgeable gentleman at a local gun shop today and this bore cleaner came up. He told me that I need to stop using it because of the high concentration of benzene and other carcinogens in the cleaner. I thought this stuff was relatively benign, it has no smell that I can tell. I guess I could use it with chemical resistant gloves. :dunno:

    Hopefully I don't have cancer already. :hs:
     
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  2. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    Just wear gloves and avoid much contact and you will be fine with benzene we use it in the labs all the time
     
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    We all gotta die somehow. Hell, I think the spray-on oven cleaner I used last night took 10 years off my life, or at least bumped my chance of lung cancer up a couple hundred percent.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set a permissible exposure limit of 0.5 part of benzene per million parts of air (.5 ppm) in the workplace during an 8-hour workday, 40-hour workweek. The short term exposure limit for airborne benzene is 5 ppm for 15 minutes.
     
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    I used to get brake cleaner all over my hands, and I mean ALL OVER, until recently, when I started being more judicious about gloves.

    I'm probably going to get hand cancer.
     
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    Are we talking about CLP?

    1. Product is non-toxic, however, it contains
    petroleum distillates, so must carry the package
    warning label: "Harmful or fatal if swallowed. If
    swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call physician
    immediately."

    http://www.madogre.com/Interviews/breakfree.htm
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Wait, what's wrong with brake cleaner? I get that stuff pretty much dumped on my hands and clothes at work everyday, we use it to clean everything. Buy it in 55 gallon drums.
     
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    Everything gives you cancer these days. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  10. Cannondale

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    See, that's been my train of thought.

    I bought some Birchwood Casey No.77 Muzzle Magic at Cabela's yesterday. It says it's good for taking care of corrosive primer residue (it's for black powder). It was cheap as hell too, $6.49 for 16oz, it's as cheap as the GI stuff. Plus, the only thing in it that OSHA regulates is Isopropyl Alcohol. :cool:
     

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