Category Archives: Clean-All Heavy Metals®Hand & Body Soap

Casting Fishing Tackle & Lead Safety

Many fishermen enjoy making their own tackle.  Using a personal melting pot, a fisherman can cast his/her own jigs, sinkers, and lures.  Not only is this practice a hobby, it is also a money saver in the long run.   For most of these hobbyists, the main ingredient used in the melting pot is lead.
BE SAFE:

If [...]

Stained Glass & Lead Exposure

Many of our customers are hobbyists who are inadvertently exposed to toxic heavy metals.  People who work with stained glass are one example.
Lead fumes occur during the soldering process.  The higher the temperature on the soldering iron, the more fumes are released.  Lead fumes are also present if you are painting with lead-based paints (especially [...]

CDC Instructions on How to Properly Wash Your Hands

It may seem like an everyday activity which needs no explanation, but how does your usual hand washing practice compare to the recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)?
HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS (AS PER THE CDC):

Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
Lather [...]

LEAD EXPOSURE AT FIRING RANGES AND YOUR SAFETY

Exposure to lead dust and fumes at the firing range can present a potential health risk to shooters, firearm instructors, other range employees and their families.  There are many ways you may be exposed to lead dust while shooting:

Exploding primers containing lead styphnate & the friction from the lead slug against the gun barrel create [...]

CLEAN-ALL…THE TRUE GRIT!

I recently spoke with various people in the carbide manufacturing business in regards to the type of soap their workers were using.  Working with carbide, they may be exposed to heavy metals such as cobalt or nickel, used as a binding agent in the manufacturing process.  Many noted that they used a gritty industrial soap.  [...]

Carbide Manufacturing and Heavy Metal Exposure

If you’re manufacturing carbide and using cobalt or nickel as your binding material, then chances are you may be getting too much metal in your diet! Industries that make or use cutting or grinding tools may have their employees exposed to higher levels of cobalt.  Cobalt dust can enter the body by breathing, getting in [...]

Lead where you least expect it

As many people have no doubt heard now about lead contamination in water pipes of Flint, Michigan and the aging plumbing infrastructure around this country, lead contamination is still one of those health hazards most people assume cannot happen to them. In the coming weeks we will be discussing various ways you may become exposed [...]

Should stained glass hobbyists be concerned about lead poisoning?

Yes, to put it bluntly.  We’ve seen many posts and replies on stained glass blogs and forums stating that “lead exposure isn’t that big of a deal”.  We feel that your safety and health are “big deals”.  If we could we’d respond to them all like this:
Safety is definitely an issue when dealing with toxic [...]

Something to think about…..

The news from Japan during the past month has been tragic:  the terrible loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami, and then the damage to the nuclear plant and the subsequent spread of radiation.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese as they struggle to recover.
When tragedies occur, we [...]

Germs? And Microbes? And Lead? Oh my!

We’re in the middle of developing an online marketing campaign for Clean-All Heavy Metals®Hand & Body Soap.  While going over some updates for our instructions we started a dialogue about hygiene.  It got us thinking, is there a right way and or a wrong way to wash your hands?  Turns out, there is.  You won’t [...]