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DC Diesel
01-25-2005, 06:46 PM
I just read this last night and I wanted to show everyone the importnace of wearing a respirator when piecing. There is some real important stuff on here. I fany mods think this should be a sticky, I totally agree.

This was taken from Bomb the Suburbs with tips at the bottom from graffiti.org


I'd spent a whole day on a fairly large production. I had this brilliant sensation of a burning throat, chest and stomach. I felt dizzy and sick. This is when I finally realized paint fumes were really starting to get to me.


Anyone who has ever done a piece should know afterwards, the colour of your main fill-in, reappears when you blow your nose. If you're saying "yuk.. I don't look at my snot", - let me put it to you another way. Ever painted indoors? If you have, you'll know what I mean by "spray mist". Spray cans let the paint out, and most of that paint lands on your train, wall or whatever, but the gas drifts on outwards.. until it settles. When you're painting, your lungs take in this mist, the inside of your lips and nose absorb it. (Ever seen anyone sniff cocaine?) Paint-toxins can even be absorbed through your skin. (Read anything on aromatherapy baths etc.) Now with this knowledge, think about the ground underneath your piece.. did it ever have a taint of your main colours? A cover of fine, sticky, dusty pigment? Now think about that in your body... Now buy (or rack) yourself a mask, pronto.


What Mask?


A decent mask should cover your nose and mouth. It should have at least two filters. The outside filter is called a "dust filter", and usually consists of filt, or a paper based filter, in plastic casing. The outside filter stops you inhaling the dusty particles of paint mist. The inside filter is a "gas filter", and usually consists of a coal-based substance, in a metal casing. This is the filter that stops the gas/fumes - which you may not notice as easily as the "paint dust" - yet this is the most hazardous aspect of using aerosols.


Both filters should fit in, or screw into your mask. Masks themselves are generally made of latex, plastic or rubber, and should strap on tightly enough to stop you inhaling any other way than through the filters. There is usually a simple valve on the mask itself - which allows you to exhale.


Filters will continuously "clean" air if they are left in an open space. So when your mask is not in use, keep it in a clean airtight container. (Your mothers tupperware will do ;-)


If you ever smell or taste paint through the mask, it's time to change filters. Generally - depending on how much you paint - changing once a year is advisable.


There are other, cheaper forms of masks, but these usually only stop dust/mist.. they're meant for sawdust.. not toxic fumes... by all means they're better than nothing - but not good enough.


Furthermore

Before and after you paint, make sure you eat and drink (preferably water). This should make your body less absorbent to the paint's toxins. Never clean your spray can tips by blowing through them, (this will invariably cover your lips in paint), do it as it says on the can, hold upside down, and spray until only gas comes out.


In my case, I think I might of realized just in time. I'd never suffered from asthma before. Now, when I run to catch a train or whatever, I'll quite often end up wheezing and puffing badly.


The following extract is quoted from Upski's book "Bomb The Suburbs". If I haven't influenced you, hopefully this will:








MESSAGE TO MARIO: WEAR YOUR MASK


"We used to have a joke that spray paint was fucking up our memories. A few weeks ago, Mario called me with a new joke. When we were 13 and 14, we painted dozens of walls together, traded girls, fought gangbangers, battled other crews, and talked on the phone almost every day. For a while, Mario was my best friend. After we stopped hanging out, he got even deeper into painting. He painted with different partners every week, traded photos around the world, and filled his life with graffiti. Even the great Trixter had said he was a graffiti head.


We used to have a joke that spray paint was fucking up our memories. A few weeks ago, Mario called me with a new joke. "It wasn't the memory, it was the bladder," he said. "About a year ago I started noticing I had to use the washroom more often. Before I learned to control it, I would urinate in bed even. It kept getting worse. Now, I can't drink anything for two hours before I go to bed. I pee once before bed, then I have to get up again twice during the night"


The neurotoxins in spray paint have damaged the part of Mario's brain which produces hormones to control his bladder. The label on any spray can will tell you it can also damage the immune and nervous system, kidney, liver and lungs - the same is true for a lot of markers.


Anyone who's gone piecing has felt the slight dizziness, and loss of appetite. Some of us get headaches and nausea. I personally get muscle spasms and my hair is starting to go (one of four writers I know who're early balding). In the long run, who knows? Spray paint could be our Asbestos, our AIDS.


Coincidentally, I have a second friend named Mario. This Mario lives on the West Side, and he's at least as much of a graffiti head as the first Mario. He paints at least as much as the first Mario, and has at least as many problems. "All my life, I never used to pick my nose," he told me recently. "Then in 1988, I started having to pick my nose all the time, getting paint-colored snot, scratchy throat, wheezing. Then one time, I did this real big production and I coughed up blood. After that I lost my voice for like a week. Dude, I was scared. I didn't want anybody to know. The doctor told me don't spray paint no more. I kept doing it, and my symptoms kept getting worse. I stutter... I get a tightness in my eye, twitches in my wrist... Dude, I get major, major headaches... The worst part is, I feel like I'm getting stupider; I can't articulate myself as well as I used to be able to... I think I'm addicted to doing graffiti, I fiend for it. Graffiti is my life. I feel like I might have to die for it."


I have to admit, death by graffiti sounds like an honorable way to go out. I dream of it myself. But isn't that giving up at the game, copping out at the challenge of life: the challenge to be stronger, smarter, healthier, better than we thought we could be. The challenge to survive.


Mario, I don't want to visit you in the hospital or at the cemetery, and I don't want you to visit me there. Sometime in life, I too may have to cough up blood, lose my hair, or to lose my mind because of the painting I've done. But I ain't going out like no sucker.


When I use spray paint, I do everything to dilute the toxins and keep them out of my body. I eat before and after painting, use the wind to avoid inhaling fumes, steer clear of other toxins, refuse to paint indoors, and refuse to go out unless I really care about the piece. Most of all, I wear gloves and a mask, changing the filters regularly. I'm wearing that fucker right now. Please wear your mask too, Mario. Both of you. that shit ain't funny no more."





Taken from "Bomb The Suburbs - revised second edition", by William Upski Wimsatt, published by The Subway And Elevated Press Company. 1994. ISBN:0-964-38550-3. The book costs about $8, and can be ordered from: Softskull Press. While you're there, get Upski's No More Prisons, which is one of the most inspiring books you'll ever read. Read the first 4 chapters online there.


More tips thanks to geargirl: Drink milk before and after [we're not sure, but we think it might help restore your Ph balance]. Wear eye protection if you can, especially when working indoors, because professional spray painters sometimes suffer permanent eye damage. Also, if your back hurts, it could be kidneys that are overworked processing toxins. [Drink lots of water before, during, and after painting, to help them out.]

DC Diesel
01-25-2005, 06:47 PM
I hope this helped everyone out.

peace

*D*C*

atxbomber666
01-25-2005, 07:08 PM
yeah it did and this is so true becuase everyone is like oh im outside it dosent matter the paint fumes drift off,yeah like 20% drifts off into the air and then another like 50% onto the wall or what ever and the other goes into your lungs.

Whoa
01-25-2005, 07:18 PM
i wear a mask when i piece
im already brain dead, i dont need it to be worst
especially when its sunny and hot out
it makes the fumes more potent and stronger

NOTE

NEVER mix alchool,piecing and not wearing a mask
SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE throwing up for 5days straight, dehydration and lost of 6 days work pay

(happened this summer)

CaptSnuffy
01-25-2005, 07:38 PM
seen it before but it's ture

i remember i was painting in my garage when i was first working on can control. I didn't have any ventilation in the garage except BROKEN WINDOW. I MUST'VE BREATHED A LOT OF FUMES CUASE SOON I WAS COUGHING AND I FELT LIGHT HEADED (shit sorry i hit caps lock). I felt like i had a stomach ache for a while afterword and i continued to feel like hsit. it felt like when you fall asleep during the day and then you wake up then try to function normally, like eat. Invest in a respirator like i did, don't you think it's worth it to protect your good health?

swich
01-25-2005, 08:11 PM
damb.....thanks a lot man......now that i know ill be sure to do all that from now on, good thing otherwise in a couple of years i might have been messed up!

casperFT
01-25-2005, 08:27 PM
yo there is already a thread for this

THEPOSTWHORE5000
01-25-2005, 08:29 PM
aint' no thang but a chicken wang'
buy a respirator folks, its a good idear in the long run
i should take my own advice..i dun think im shirt is stoppin the fumes...plus i feel stupider nowa days..i was gonna say something else besides "stoppin the fumes" and i couldnt fuckin think of it..n i know theres something that i usually say.....plus more peein for me lol

graffistheshit
01-25-2005, 08:32 PM
iz the wiz from the oldshool new york train seen got completly fucked up from that shit and almost died. they had to feed him intravenasly for almost a year, i forgot how long. he said he'd take every thing back for his health.

STRIFE
01-25-2005, 08:38 PM
i got 2 resp, i never use em tho, i couldnt see myself bombing at night goin down the street with a respirator on......maybe if i was pieceing or soemethin and i was gonna be there for a minute....

sbEr
01-25-2005, 08:44 PM
i have to piss like every 5 minutes.
my hair is going.


probly damage from sharpies.

STRIFE
01-25-2005, 08:51 PM
i was loaded of sharpies the other night, my head hurt so bad

DjTerrestrialConcept
01-25-2005, 09:23 PM
yep...yep... good idea... you are good...

DjTerrestrialConcept
01-25-2005, 09:24 PM
yep...yep... good idea... you are good...

pSYKAOz
01-25-2005, 10:25 PM
haha... i used t opaint in my room... now look at me :(


hahaha since it so cold i hold my caps in my mouth (big gloves so cant open pockets) n like since that freezes my lips i put them sinde my mouth... paint tastes bad...

haha...

die young!

pSYKAOz
01-25-2005, 10:26 PM
haha... i used t opaint in my room... now look at me :(


hahaha since it so cold i hold my caps in my mouth (big gloves so cant open pockets) n like since that freezes my lips i put them sinde my mouth... paint tastes bad...

haha...

die young!

LOSTxTHExFAITH
01-25-2005, 10:49 PM
"This is really serious"









This thread is really gay..
Fucking hippy toys. You would be lucky to ever put in enough work to die of inhalation of paint fumes.. Ass necks.

random victim
01-26-2005, 09:58 AM
who gives a fuck about your health as long as your in good shape, were all gonna die sooner or later, i rather die young than old and decreped and like living off of oxygen bottles, life is to short, just get out there and write <_<

sika_2002
01-26-2005, 11:14 AM
i need a respirator, i dont wana wet the bed

pogopope
01-26-2005, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by DC Diesel@Jan 25 2005, 06:46 PM
Some of us get headaches and nausea. I personally get muscle spasms and my hair is starting to go (one of four writers I know who&#39;re early balding).
so i can blame my starting to go bald 2 years ago (at 17) on painting lol. this could be genetics too dude..or in my case genetics and i used to die my hair bright ass colors every other week


die young&#33;
yup..


i really should get a resp.....maybe...after only a year and a half i can tell my brain works slower...

pogopope
01-26-2005, 01:05 PM
being healthy is dying the slowest :P

DjTerrestrialConcept
01-26-2005, 01:06 PM
I didnt mean that double post... My comp iz being a bitch&#33;

"LIMIT"
01-26-2005, 01:12 PM
I dont use spray cans at all, and I read there that some markers do the same effects as the cans, so, do the decocolors and Pilots do that too?

oblong
01-26-2005, 01:47 PM
that was very informative
i always wear one when i paint pieces

cyens
01-26-2005, 02:20 PM
n my case, I think I might of realized just in time. I&#39;d never suffered from asthma before. Now, when I run to catch a train or whatever, I&#39;ll quite often end up wheezing and puffing badly.

Aight this was my secret but here, I&#39;ll tell anyways
when i was 17 and still a toy i was painting all the time in my room and my best friends room also, and this abandoned factory next door ( no body knew about it but me ) all this WITHOUT A MASK

when I hited 19, going up 4 floors at school i was exhausted like I ran the marathon....I had major backs pains due to coughing all the mother fucking time, and my phlegm was a different color everytimes....once i painted inside, and I coughed a major piece of blood for a week.....

I when to the doctor since I had so much problem breathing...He told me I had asthma...sended me to the hospital....got an apointement to scan my lungs....my lungs got metal particules ( paint pigments )
aight so for 2 years I took those mother fucken pump that would clear my lungs from this crap...now I fucken happy to see when i cough that my plegm is white...but yes, my lungs arent in the greatest shape..and i dunno whats happening because i havent been to the hospital since...I can breath better, but not as good as before....
aslo that when i was 17 to 19 i was smoking cigarettes hardcore....but the doctor at the hospital said that it wasnt the cigarrettes it was the paint...even if cigarrettes doesnt help

Now I always wear a mask when I spray paint..but also, from this comes my love for markals and monikers, no toxic fumes&#33;


so...I dont care what you do with your life, but wear a good mask before you regeret it

cyens
01-26-2005, 02:23 PM
PS: girls lungs are smaller so spray paint affects it more and faster

cyens
01-26-2005, 02:36 PM
What are xylenes?
Xylene is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid that catches on fire easily. It occurs naturally in petroleum and coal tar and is formed during forest fires. You can smell xylene in air at 0.08-3.7 parts of xylene per million parts of air (ppm) and begin to taste it in water at 0.53-1.8 ppm.

Chemical industries produce xylene from petroleum. It&#39;s one of the top 30 chemicals produced in the United States in terms of volume.

Xylene is used as a solvent and in the printing, rubber, and leather industries. It is also used as a cleaning agent, a thinner for paint, and in paints and varnishes. It is found in small amounts in airplane fuel and gasoline.

What happens to xylenes when they enter the environment?
Xylene has been found in waste sites and landfills when discarded as used solvent, or in varnish, paint, or paint thinners.
It evaporates quickly from the soil and surface water into the air.
In the air, it is broken down by sunlight into other less harmful chemicals.
It is broken down by microorganisms in soil and water.
Only a small amount of it builds up in fish, shellfish, plants, and animals living in xylene-contaminated water.

How might I be exposed to xylenes?
Breathing xylene in workplace air or in automobile exhaust.
Breathing contaminated air.
Touching gasoline, paint, paint removers, varnish, shellac, and rust preventatives that contain it.
Breathing cigarette smoke that has small amounts of xylene in it.
Drinking contaminated water or breathing air near waste sites and landfills that contain xylene.
The amount of xylene in food is likely to be low.

How can xylenes affect my health?
Xylene affects the brain. High levels from exposure for short periods (14 days or less) or long periods (more than 1 year) can cause headaches, lack of muscle coordination, dizziness, confusion, and changes in one&#39;s sense of balance. Exposure of people to high levels of xylene for short periods can also cause irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat; difficulty in breathing; problems with the lungs; delayed reaction time; memory difficulties; stomach discomfort; and possibly changes in the liver and kidneys. It can cause unconsciousness and even death at very high levels.
Studies of unborn animals indicate that high concentrations of xylene may cause increased numbers of deaths, and delayed growth and development. In many instances, these same concentrations also cause damage to the mothers. We do not know if xylene harms the unborn child if the mother is exposed to low levels of xylene during pregnancy
Human and animal studies have not shown xylene to be carcinogenic, but these studies are not conclusive and do not provide enough information to conclude that xylene does not cause cancer.

Is there a medical test to show whether I&#39;ve been exposed to xylenes?
Laboratory tests can detect xylene or its breakdown products in exhaled air, blood, or urine. There is a high degree of agreement between the levels of exposure to xylene and the levels of xylene breakdown products in the urine. However, a urine sample must be provided very soon after exposure ends because xylene quickly leaves the body. These tests are not routinely available at your doctor&#39;s office.

pSYKAOz
01-26-2005, 02:56 PM
yup they do... inks make me get more sick then paint... well like if i drop it on my skin i mean

bigbomba'
01-26-2005, 03:00 PM
That shit tru&#33; paint fumes will fuck you up...

cyens
01-26-2005, 03:24 PM
Paints health sheets

Brand Name: Krylon Interior/Exterior Paint, 1502 Flat White
Form: aerosol
Warning from
Product Label: Danger&#33; Extremely flammable. Do not spray near sparks, heat or open flame. Vapors will accumulate readily and may ignite explosively. Keep area ventilated during use and until all vapors are gone. DO NOT SMOKE. Extinguish all flames, pilot lights and heaters. Turn off stoves, electric tools and appliances and any other sources of ignition. CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or heat from radiators, stoves, hot water and other heat sources that may cause bursting. Do not puncture, incinerate, burn or store above 120oF. Do not discard empty can in home garbage compactor. Caution&#33; contains ketones, xylene. Formula contains no lead, no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). No methylene chloride. Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Vapor Harmful. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid continuous breathing of vapor and spray mist. To avoid breathing vapor or spray mist, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches or dizziness, increase fresh air or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH/MSHA TC 23 or equivalent) or leave the area. HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. NOTICE Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling contents may be harmful or fatal. Keep away from children.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS

ROUTES OF EXPOSURE
Exposure may be by INHALATION and/or SKIN or EYE contact, depending on
conditions of use.

EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
Irritation of eyes, skin and upper respiratory system. May cause nervous system depression. Extreme overexposure may result in unconsciousness and possibly death.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE
Headache, dizziness, nausea, and loss of coordination are indications of excessive exposure to vapors or spray mists. Redness and itching or burning sensation may indicate eye or excessive skin exposure.

Chronic Health Effects: MSDS:
Prolonged overexposure to solvent ingredients may cause adverse effects to the liver, urinary, blood forming and reproductive systems. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage.

Carcinogenicity: MSDS:
Ethylbenzene is classified by IARC as possibly carcinogenic to humans (2B) based on inadequate evidence in humans and sufficient evidence in laboratory animals. Lifetime inhalation exposure of rats and mice to high ethylbenzene concentrations resulted in increases in certain types of cancer, including kidney tumors in rats and lung and liver tumors in mice. These effects were not observed in animals exposed to lower concentrations. There is no evidence that ethylbenzene causes cancer in humans. Methyl Ethyl Ketone may increase the nervous system effects of other solvents.

First Aid: FIRST AID

If INHALED: If affected, remove from exposure. Restore breathing. Keep warm and quiet.
If on SKIN: Wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and launder before re-use.
If in EYES: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
If SWALLOWED: Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately.

Health Rating: *2
Flammability Rating: 4
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe;
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2002-11-27





Handling/Disposal
Handling: MSDS:
Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. Vapors will accumulate
readily and may ignite explosively. During use and until all vapors are gone: Keep area ventilated - Do not smoke - Extinguish all flames, pilot lights, and heaters - Turn off stoves, electric tools and appliances, and any other sources of ignition. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture, incinerate, or expose to temperature above 120F. Heat from sunlight, radiators, stoves, hot water,
and other heat sources could cause container to burst. Do not take internally. Keep out of the reach of children.

Disposal: MSDS:
Do not incinerate. Depressurize container. Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State, and Local regulations regarding pollution.

Ingredients from MSDS/Label
Chemical CAS No / Unique ID Percent
Butane 000106-97-8 6
Propane 000074-98-6 14
Titanium dioxide 013463-67-7 7
Xylene (mixed isomers) 001330-20-7 7
Ethylbenzene 000100-41-4 1
Acetone 000067-64-1 41
Methyl ethyl ketone 000078-93-3 4
Butanol 000071-36-3 1
1-Methoxy-2-propanol acetate 000108-65-6 7
Silica gel 112926-00-8 1


Rust Oleum Premium red

Warning from
Product Label: Extremely flammable liquid and vapors. Vapors may cause flash fire. Contents under pressure.
Contains Acetone, Toluene and Xylene. Vapor harmful. May affect brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. Causes eye, skin, nose and throat irritation. Harmful if swallowed.
Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with premature brain and nervous system damage. Do not breathe vapors, spray mist, sanding dust or overspray. To avoid breathing vapors or spray mist, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application or drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches or dizziness, increase fresh air or wear respiratory protection or leave area. Follow respirator manufacturer&#39;s directions for respirator use. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Vapors may ignite explosively. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Extinguish all flames and pilot lights, and turn off stoves, heaters, electric motors and other sources of ignition during use and until all vapors are gone. Do not smoke. Use only with adequate ventilation. Prevent build-up of vapors by opening all windows and doors to achieve cross-ventilation. Do not expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Exposure to heat or prolonged exposure to sun may cause bursting. Do not puncture or incinerate container. Replace cap after each use. This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Keep out of reach of children. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal.

Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE - EYE CONTACT: Causes eye irritation.
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE - SKIN CONTACT: Substance may cause slight skin irritation. Prolonged or repeated contact may cause skin irritation.
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE - INHALATION: Harmful if inhaled. High gas, vapor, mist or dust concentrations may be harmful if inhaled. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. High vapor concentrations are irritating to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs.
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE - INGESTION: Substance may be harmful if swallowed. Aspiration hazard if swallowed; can enter lungs and cause damage.

PRIMARY ROUTE(S) OF ENTRY: INHALATION, EYE CONTACT

Chronic Health Effects: MSDS:
May cause central nervous system disorder (e.g., narcosis involving a loss of coordination, weakness, fatigue, mental confusion, and blurred vision) and/or damage. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Overexposure to toluene in laboratory animals has been associated with liver abnormalities, kidney, lung and spleen damage. Effects in humans have included liver and cardiac abnormalities. Contains a Cobalt compound.

Carcinogenicity: MSDS:
Contains a Cobalt compound. IARC lists Cobalt and Cobalt compounds as as possible human carcinogens (group 2B). However, there is inadequate evidence of the carcinogenicity of cobalt and cobalt compounds in humans and limited evidence in experimental animals.

First Aid: FIRST AID

EYE CONTACT: Hold eyelids apart and flush with plenty of water for at lease 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT: Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.
INHALATION: If you experience difficulty in breathing, leave the area to obtain fresh air. If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical assistance immediately.
INGESTION: Aspiration hazard: Do not induce vomiting or give anything by mouth because this material can enter the lungs and cause severe lung damage. Get immediate medical attention.

Health Rating: *2
Flammability Rating: 4
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe;
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2000-06-28





Handling/Disposal
Handling: MSDS:
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Follow all MSDS/label precautions even after container is emptied because it may retain product residues. Avoid breathing vapor or mist.
Keep containers tightly closed. Isolate from heat, electrical equipment, sparks and open flame. Do not store above 120 degrees F. Contents under pressure. Do not expose to heat or store above 120 degrees F.

Disposal: MSDS:
Dispose of material in accordance to local, state and federal regulations and ordinances. Do not allow to enter storm drains or sewer systems.






Ingredients from MSDS/Label
Chemical CAS No / Unique ID Percent
Titanium dioxide 013463-67-7 5
Xylene (mixed isomers) 001330-20-7 10
Ethylbenzene 000100-41-4 5
Acetone 000067-64-1 20
Toluene 000108-88-3 25
Petroleum gases, liquefied 068476-85-7 30
Cobalt carboxylate(s) 000000-25-0 1


Krylon Industrial Maintenance Metallic Paint, Bright Silver
Warning from
Product Label: Extremely flammable. Contents under pressure. Vapors may cause flash fire. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Vapor harmful. Do not spray near sparks, heat or open flame. Vapors will accumulate readily and may ignite explosively. Ventilate area during use and until all vapors are gone. Do not smoke. Extinguish sources of ignition. Contents under pressure. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Heating may cause bursting. Do not puncture, incinerate, burn or store above 120 degrees F. Do not discard empty can in home garbage compactor. Contains acetone, hydrocarbon propellants, xylene, ketones, toluene and petroleum distillates. This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. May affect the brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. Cause eye, skin, nose and throat irritation. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid continuous breathing of vapor and spray mist. To avoid breathing vapors or spray mist, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying or for cross ventilation. If you experience eye watering, headaches or dizziness, increase respiratory protection. (NIOSH TC23C or equivalent) or leave the area. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash skin thoroughly after handling. If swallowed do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention or contact a poison control center immediately. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal. Keep out of reach of children.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE
Exposure may be by INHALATION and/or SKIN or EYE contact, depending on
conditions of use. To minimize exposure, follow recommendations for proper
use, ventilation, and personal protective equipment.

ACUTE Health Hazards
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
Irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory system. May cause nervous system depression. Extreme overexposure may result in unconsciousness and
possibly death.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE
Headache, dizziness, nausea, and loss of coordination are indications of
excessive exposure to vapors or spray mists. Redness and itching or burning sensation may indicate eye or excessive skin exposure.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE
None generally recognized.

Chronic Health Effects: MSDS: CHRONIC Health Hazards
CHRONIC Health Hazards
No ingredient in these products is an IARC, NTP or OSHA listed carcinogen.
Prolonged overexposure to solvent ingredients in Section 2 may cause adverse effects to the liver, urinary, cardiovascular and reproductive systems.
Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING: These products contain chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Carcinogenicity: MSDS: No ingredient in these products is an IARC, NTP or OSHA listed carcinogen.
First Aid: MSDS: EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
If INHALED: If affected, remove from exposure. Restore breathing.
Keep warm and quiet.
If on SKIN: Wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water.
Remove contaminated clothing and launder before re-use.
If in EYES: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for 15 minutes.
Get medical attention.
If SWALLOWED: Do not induce vomiting.
Get medical attention immediately.

Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 4
Reactivity Rating: 1
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe;
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2000-07-31





Handling/Disposal
Handling: MSDS: PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORING
Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. Vapors will accumulate
readily and may ignite explosively. During use and until all vapors are gone: Keep area ventilated - Do not smoke - Extinguish all flames, pilot lights, and heaters - Turn off stoves, electric tools and appliances, and any other sources of ignition.
Consult NFPA Code. Use approved Bonding and Grounding procedures.
Contents under pressure. Do not puncture, incinerate, or expose to
temperature above 120F. Heat from sunlight, radiators, stoves, hot water,
and other heat sources could cause container to burst. Do not take internally. Keep out of the reach of children.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS
Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the
contents can be harmful or fatal.

Disposal: MSDS: WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD
Do not incinerate. Depressurize container. Dispose of in accordance
with Federal, State, and Local regulations regarding pollution.






Ingredients from MSDS/Label
Chemical CAS No / Unique ID Percent
Acetone 000067-64-1 47
Propane 000074-98-6 18
Toluene 000108-88-3 4
Xylene (mixed isomers) 001330-20-7 4
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, medium aliphatic 064742-88-7 1
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, light aliphatic 064742-89-8 17


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HERE

cyens
01-26-2005, 03:31 PM
NOW THIS IS NO BULL SHIT,

you can go and check all krylons and rustoleum colors

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search spray paint

Seek
01-26-2005, 03:48 PM
I don&#39;t piece too often but when i do I wear one of those dust mask things. not the cheap flimsy ones that a doc would wear but one of the ones with a plastic casing. they are still pretty cheap. probably don&#39;t help much but they gotta filter out some shit.

read on some spraycans that the chems inside can make you impotent. i guess that is some serious shit. will def invest in a respirator for this summer.


Peace.

CaptSnuffy
01-26-2005, 05:21 PM
On montana&#39;s site they say their spray paint is 100% non-toxic but you still need to wear a mask to filter out the paint you might inhale... so i guess that makes it somwhat better for you (not that it&#39;s at all good for you) but if you get up often then it might be too expensive to use montana. If i had any montana paint in my area then i&#39;d probably use that but i guess it&#39;s dumb to use montana just for helath reason; i mean, pay like 5 bucks a can for every can you buy or spend like 15 bucks on a resp (or you could rack one).

Ravek
01-26-2005, 05:56 PM
i find that painting with krylon and no mask makes me paint sick so i hate it, rusto doesn&#39;t so i like it more

juc}}
01-26-2005, 10:17 PM
dam i never really stopped to think about that stuff. but thnx ill start wearing a mask :(

mplskid
01-26-2005, 10:33 PM
what r u supposed to do with the mask when its no in use?
i have 3m 5000 series

cyens
01-26-2005, 11:44 PM
put your mask in a tupperwear or a ziplock bag

vegimite on toast
01-27-2005, 07:54 AM
Good posts cyens. The thing at the start of the thread has been posted about 5 times.

"awesome"ONE
01-27-2005, 07:41 PM
shut up, and on the topic of fumes it&#39;s so simple wear a mask, usually you don&#39;t need to though if your in a well ventilated space, like if i&#39;m outside painting without a mask I can&#39;t smell a thing unless i&#39;m right up against the paint. Indoors is where you wear a mask obviously.

bigbomba'
01-27-2005, 08:49 PM
Yea i always were my resp even if its a hunk of shit its better then nothin&#39;
i think a lot of ppl over look the fumes when painting

Havoc411
01-27-2005, 09:23 PM
should i worry about fumes from Decos?

Yeast Infection
01-27-2005, 09:43 PM
For real I heard shit in spray products causes leaky dick syndrom, but I do love the smell of ultra flat krylon

cricket
01-27-2005, 09:55 PM
Heh, I&#39;m with you there. I had a pocket full of stickers yesterday that were freshly sprayed with krylon, and i kept sniffing my pocket all day in class...


other pocket had a half, i was going back and forth.

Yeast Infection
01-27-2005, 10:20 PM
http://www.thehumorarchives.com/attachment_files/wankismurder.jpg

cricket
01-27-2005, 10:27 PM
Tyler Durden says: Self improvement is masturbation

fuckgraffFLIX
01-27-2005, 10:55 PM
put on a fucking mask...a good one , those made to filter oil ...
not the white 1 buck fuckery&#39;s that stick in your face and polute u even more

always put on gloves

dont paint everyday dummy

drink lots of water before after always...clean your clothes
it should all be fine

tasor_tbc
01-27-2005, 11:04 PM
i dont piece that often either, but i do tag with cans quite a bit. i don really inhale i jus plug my nose when i tag wich takes liek 7 seconds. thats ok right??

Skore_One
01-28-2005, 12:46 AM
im so GANGstuuuh i spray the can in my mouth and suck in nukkakaaaaaaaaaaaa hahahahahahhhhhaaaahahahahahahahahaaaaaaahahahahah ahah

SHift
01-28-2005, 02:29 AM
thanks for that story. i will definitely invest in a respirator(I&#39;ll probably take one from my dad because he has two in his garage). I&#39;ll also eat,drink to live because I WANNA LIVE&#33;&#33;&#33;

_____JEKLROKS_____
01-28-2005, 02:58 AM
Yeah so go &#39;head and be pussies and let pussies tell you what to do, pussy.

Alio
01-28-2005, 03:26 AM
Scary Scary... but i only Paint outside so its not that bad ive never gotten dizZy from paint i cant bearly even smell it anymore im used to it i can just stick my nose in a marker for 5 min wont affect me im immune or sumthin most people would throw up...whaevvvaa..

dageotb
01-28-2005, 07:59 AM
word i saw so shock when they stop making designer marker because it cause cancer and spray paint cause damage to the nerves systen also brain damage
many of the oldschool and back in the day graff writer have health problems because of the old school paint krylon had lead in there paint and other spray paint company that way they change the structure of usa paints but know we use rep half face mask and i use the industrail filters to spray paint because i am 38 and i need to live to 100 year lol but any way peace out

Yeast Infection
01-28-2005, 09:15 AM
I catch a lot of shit from Fel3000 about not wearing a mask, I paint a lot of inside legal walls and to be honest I cant smell the paint all that much anymore.

Another thing that you should take notice of, If you go in alot of abondoned be carefull about kicking up dust as your walking that shit my have lead chips or asbestos

pogopope
01-28-2005, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by Yeast Infection@Jan 28 2005, 09:15 AM
I paint a lot of inside legal walls and to be honest I cant smell the paint all that much anymore.
damn dude your lucky. theres certian kinds of cheap paint i cant even bust one tag outside, where theres plenty of air, with without having the need to lay down for awhile.

on average i paint about 3 or 4 pieces a month, and almost most of the time its outside, so i dont really feel the need to wear a resp. thanks to the people looking out for everyone else about this, but im a male, therfore im ignorant, and painting would probably have to fuck over my life before i started using a resp.

Havoc411
01-28-2005, 12:33 PM
what filters are a step up from organic cartridges for resps?

CUMO732
01-28-2005, 12:42 PM
"i&#39;m wearing my mask right now"

......

pSYKAOz
01-28-2005, 05:38 PM
speaking of smell...

camo krylon. best ever.

pSYKAOz
01-28-2005, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by pogopope+Jan 28 2005, 10:07 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (pogopope @ Jan 28 2005, 10:07 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Yeast Infection@Jan 28 2005, 09:15 AM
I paint a lot of inside legal walls and to be honest I cant smell the paint all that much anymore.
damn dude your lucky. theres certian kinds of cheap paint i cant even bust one tag outside, where theres plenty of air, with without having the need to lay down for awhile.

on average i paint about 3 or 4 pieces a month, and almost most of the time its outside, so i dont really feel the need to wear a resp. thanks to the people looking out for everyone else about this, but im a male, therfore im ignorant, and painting would probably have to fuck over my life before i started using a resp. [/b][/quote]
lucky?


haha he shot his nose thats all.

i cant smell fumes as much as before either... instead of acting like he doesnt havea prob... he should realize he shot his smelling with fumes.

my nose itches and goes numb on nights out bombing... n thats usuing maybe 2-3 cans of paint on tags n throws... outside in the open... not even piecing...

cricket
01-28-2005, 05:43 PM
We shold started a thread for the best smelling spraypaint

I bet Krylon would win....

The Krylon Fusions is zesty, a good paint for after the peach blunt

pSYKAOz
01-28-2005, 05:46 PM
hum good idea... n markers XD...

i love the sweet smell of H2B mixed with nero.... yummmmie haha

and i love the smell of alot of spray paints... a few i really dont liek though

Havoc411
01-28-2005, 05:50 PM
rusto professional smells kinda like apples if i remember

"awesome"ONE
01-28-2005, 09:14 PM
It&#39;s kind of weird i&#39;ve painted with a variety of cans and it&#39;s weird like each type smells different so when ever someones using a certaint can it&#39;s like I can say oh yeah that&#39;s that brand and so on.

shutthefuckup
01-29-2005, 01:42 PM
i think that health is dumb. heres my "routine". rack ten cans of paint from zellers. smoke a bunch of cigarettes. inhale those sweet sweet fumes while bombin/peacin. sit down with the grill lit. smoke a few more ciggies. drink a nice forty ouncer while smokin ciggies. go do a few more bombs (also inhalin those scrumptious fumes). go back. pick up my mcburgers that i decided to grill on MY OWN char-king on the roof of my appartment building. smoke a joint. pick up a hooker. beat her up once youre done. not pay her. jump off a building.

now thats livin tha life NIGA&#33;&#33;

sika_2002
01-29-2005, 01:46 PM
ok

Havoc411
01-29-2005, 02:50 PM
that was gay....
on a lighter note, i picked up a 3M respirator today. its pretty nice. only like 27 bucks at Home Depot. they didnt have the Quick Latch like i wanted but whatever

mplskid
02-07-2005, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Havoc411@Jan 29 2005, 02:50 PM
that was gay....
on a lighter note, i picked up a 3M respirator today. its pretty nice. only like 27 bucks at Home Depot. they didnt have the Quick Latch like i wanted but whatever
i was looking at thoes how do you know what size to get i wear a 7 and 5/8 size fitted hat ,what size whould be good for me?

Alchohlics_Anonymous
02-07-2005, 09:31 PM
^most of them are adjustable (sp?) mine didnt have a size on their, and it fits fine and i dont think my head just happens to be the perfect size. haha.

mplskid
02-07-2005, 09:56 PM
they come in medium and a large but they are adjustible i saw the elastic straps

_____JEKLROKS_____
02-08-2005, 01:48 AM
Hip hop and crack were made to destroy the black community.

Tony
02-08-2005, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by pogopope@Jan 28 2005, 07:07 AM
damn dude your lucky. theres certian kinds of cheap paint i cant even bust one tag outside, where theres plenty of air, with without having the need to lay down for awhile.
pussy


pull your shirt over your face and hold your breath

_____JEKLROKS_____
02-08-2005, 02:24 AM
Originally posted by Tony+Feb 8 2005, 02:10 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Tony @ Feb 8 2005, 02:10 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-pogopope@Jan 28 2005, 07:07 AM
damn dude your lucky. theres certian kinds of cheap paint i cant even bust one tag outside, where theres plenty of air, with without having the need to lay down for awhile.
pussy


pull your shirt over your face and hold your breath [/b][/quote]
I watched yo sig 3 times.

scary dreams
02-08-2005, 03:59 AM
Fuck a respirator, health is wack. Peace out to all the diseased crippled and obese mothafuckas out there&#33;

CL3ver1
02-13-2005, 03:30 AM
i only use those dust masks cuz they eaz to rack .....but yeh i usualli keep them in mi pocket and forget about them till i walk home coughing an shit.....but i never piece usually onli bomb, tagg or a throw..but i think i wanna get a mask jus in case an flipside they look kool :D but yeh are they comfortable to where? an wut kind shuld i get or is any kind with 2 filters ok?

->toNE*
03-19-2005, 04:59 PM
yoo big news.i just pickd up the quicklatch for 30&#036;&#036;.its got metal filters..i got a size (med)i think i shoulda maybe gone with the large but w/e it covers my face nicely ..

LOST
03-19-2005, 05:07 PM
how often do you change your filters? my are getting tanned and i was wondering if someone could help me out here.

->toNE*
03-19-2005, 05:13 PM
yo its all about how u feel..your suppost ta changed them when u can notice the filters changing colour.i think if i can remeber right..am pretty sure thats when..

MitNGEK
03-20-2005, 01:56 PM
i never wear a resporator and im fine

LantuRn Tha OFficiaL
03-20-2005, 04:02 PM
i wear a bandanna over ma mouth an nose also for disguise.lol

bayareabomber
03-20-2005, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by LOST@Mar 19 2005, 02:07 PM
how often do you change your filters? my are getting tanned and i was wondering if someone could help me out here.
ure advised to change them once a year it says it on the label i change them when i smell paint and i am wearin the respirator.

Bombs Away
03-20-2005, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by DC Diesel@Jan 25 2005, 06:46 PM
I just read this last night and I wanted to show everyone the importnace of wearing a respirator when piecing. There is some real important stuff on here. I fany mods think this should be a sticky, I totally agree.

This was taken from Bomb the Suburbs with tips at the bottom from graffiti.org


I&#39;d spent a whole day on a fairly large production. I had this brilliant sensation of a burning throat, chest and stomach. I felt dizzy and sick. This is when I finally realized paint fumes were really starting to get to me.


Anyone who has ever done a piece should know afterwards, the colour of your main fill-in, reappears when you blow your nose. If you&#39;re saying "yuk.. I don&#39;t look at my snot", - let me put it to you another way. Ever painted indoors? If you have, you&#39;ll know what I mean by "spray mist". Spray cans let the paint out, and most of that paint lands on your train, wall or whatever, but the gas drifts on outwards.. until it settles. When you&#39;re painting, your lungs take in this mist, the inside of your lips and nose absorb it. (Ever seen anyone sniff cocaine?) Paint-toxins can even be absorbed through your skin. (Read anything on aromatherapy baths etc.) Now with this knowledge, think about the ground underneath your piece.. did it ever have a taint of your main colours? A cover of fine, sticky, dusty pigment? Now think about that in your body... Now buy (or rack) yourself a mask, pronto.


What Mask?


A decent mask should cover your nose and mouth. It should have at least two filters. The outside filter is called a "dust filter", and usually consists of filt, or a paper based filter, in plastic casing. The outside filter stops you inhaling the dusty particles of paint mist. The inside filter is a "gas filter", and usually consists of a coal-based substance, in a metal casing. This is the filter that stops the gas/fumes - which you may not notice as easily as the "paint dust" - yet this is the most hazardous aspect of using aerosols.


Both filters should fit in, or screw into your mask. Masks themselves are generally made of latex, plastic or rubber, and should strap on tightly enough to stop you inhaling any other way than through the filters. There is usually a simple valve on the mask itself - which allows you to exhale.


Filters will continuously "clean" air if they are left in an open space. So when your mask is not in use, keep it in a clean airtight container. (Your mothers tupperware will do ;-)


If you ever smell or taste paint through the mask, it&#39;s time to change filters. Generally - depending on how much you paint - changing once a year is advisable.


There are other, cheaper forms of masks, but these usually only stop dust/mist.. they&#39;re meant for sawdust.. not toxic fumes... by all means they&#39;re better than nothing - but not good enough.


Furthermore

Before and after you paint, make sure you eat and drink (preferably water). This should make your body less absorbent to the paint&#39;s toxins. Never clean your spray can tips by blowing through them, (this will invariably cover your lips in paint), do it as it says on the can, hold upside down, and spray until only gas comes out.


In my case, I think I might of realized just in time. I&#39;d never suffered from asthma before. Now, when I run to catch a train or whatever, I&#39;ll quite often end up wheezing and puffing badly.


The following extract is quoted from Upski&#39;s book "Bomb The Suburbs". If I haven&#39;t influenced you, hopefully this will:








MESSAGE TO MARIO: WEAR YOUR MASK


"We used to have a joke that spray paint was fucking up our memories. A few weeks ago, Mario called me with a new joke. When we were 13 and 14, we painted dozens of walls together, traded girls, fought gangbangers, battled other crews, and talked on the phone almost every day. For a while, Mario was my best friend. After we stopped hanging out, he got even deeper into painting. He painted with different partners every week, traded photos around the world, and filled his life with graffiti. Even the great Trixter had said he was a graffiti head.


We used to have a joke that spray paint was fucking up our memories. A few weeks ago, Mario called me with a new joke. "It wasn&#39;t the memory, it was the bladder," he said. "About a year ago I started noticing I had to use the washroom more often. Before I learned to control it, I would urinate in bed even. It kept getting worse. Now, I can&#39;t drink anything for two hours before I go to bed. I pee once before bed, then I have to get up again twice during the night"


The neurotoxins in spray paint have damaged the part of Mario&#39;s brain which produces hormones to control his bladder. The label on any spray can will tell you it can also damage the immune and nervous system, kidney, liver and lungs - the same is true for a lot of markers.


Anyone who&#39;s gone piecing has felt the slight dizziness, and loss of appetite. Some of us get headaches and nausea. I personally get muscle spasms and my hair is starting to go (one of four writers I know who&#39;re early balding). In the long run, who knows? Spray paint could be our Asbestos, our AIDS.


Coincidentally, I have a second friend named Mario. This Mario lives on the West Side, and he&#39;s at least as much of a graffiti head as the first Mario. He paints at least as much as the first Mario, and has at least as many problems. "All my life, I never used to pick my nose," he told me recently. "Then in 1988, I started having to pick my nose all the time, getting paint-colored snot, scratchy throat, wheezing. Then one time, I did this real big production and I coughed up blood. After that I lost my voice for like a week. Dude, I was scared. I didn&#39;t want anybody to know. The doctor told me don&#39;t spray paint no more. I kept doing it, and my symptoms kept getting worse. I stutter... I get a tightness in my eye, twitches in my wrist... Dude, I get major, major headaches... The worst part is, I feel like I&#39;m getting stupider; I can&#39;t articulate myself as well as I used to be able to... I think I&#39;m addicted to doing graffiti, I fiend for it. Graffiti is my life. I feel like I might have to die for it."


I have to admit, death by graffiti sounds like an honorable way to go out. I dream of it myself. But isn&#39;t that giving up at the game, copping out at the challenge of life: the challenge to be stronger, smarter, healthier, better than we thought we could be. The challenge to survive.


Mario, I don&#39;t want to visit you in the hospital or at the cemetery, and I don&#39;t want you to visit me there. Sometime in life, I too may have to cough up blood, lose my hair, or to lose my mind because of the painting I&#39;ve done. But I ain&#39;t going out like no sucker.


When I use spray paint, I do everything to dilute the toxins and keep them out of my body. I eat before and after painting, use the wind to avoid inhaling fumes, steer clear of other toxins, refuse to paint indoors, and refuse to go out unless I really care about the piece. Most of all, I wear gloves and a mask, changing the filters regularly. I&#39;m wearing that fucker right now. Please wear your mask too, Mario. Both of you. that shit ain&#39;t funny no more."





Taken from "Bomb The Suburbs - revised second edition", by William Upski Wimsatt, published by The Subway And Elevated Press Company. 1994. ISBN:0-964-38550-3. The book costs about &#036;8, and can be ordered from: Softskull Press. While you&#39;re there, get Upski&#39;s No More Prisons, which is one of the most inspiring books you&#39;ll ever read. Read the first 4 chapters online there.


More tips thanks to geargirl: Drink milk before and after [we&#39;re not sure, but we think it might help restore your Ph balance]. Wear eye protection if you can, especially when working indoors, because professional spray painters sometimes suffer permanent eye damage. Also, if your back hurts, it could be kidneys that are overworked processing toxins. [Drink lots of water before, during, and after painting, to help them out.]
Bomb the Suburbs was a really good book. and im not a big reader. but ive read it 2 times.

Msfyt
09-01-2005, 12:08 PM
*bump*

southgate
09-11-2005, 11:48 AM
ANOTHER THING THAT NO ONE THINKS ABOUT IS ABSTESOS. IT&#39;S IN OLD ABANDONED BUILDINGS ALL OVER DETROIT WHERE I TAG. SOMETIMES I WEAR MY RESPIRATOR RIGHT WHEN I GO IN THE BUILDINGS.... I DO WATERTOWERS IN DETROIT AND MOST OF THEM ARE ON TOP OF ABANDONED ROOFTOPS SO GOING THROUGH THE BUILDING IS LIKE THE WORST TASK...

sor
09-11-2005, 12:05 PM
thanks for the advice man i didnt know it was thatbad

Griffin
09-15-2005, 09:02 AM
its good that we r talking about this stuff.

serious shit

Vulture
09-15-2005, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by LantuRn Tha OFficiaL@Mar 20 2005, 04:02 PM
i wear a bandanna over ma mouth an nose also for disguise.lol
same fer me and my crew

MitNGEK
09-15-2005, 10:42 AM
hahah u typed all that what a waste of time

-=J=-
09-15-2005, 10:53 AM
when ever im painting with beltons i smell a sweet solvent&#33;

TAGurIT
08-13-2006, 11:59 AM
i thought i&#39;d bring this back

last post on:
15th September 2005 - 09:53 AM

wotthefukisausername?
10-08-2006, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by &#045;=J=&#045;@Sep 15 2005, 09:53 AM
when ever im painting with beltons i smell a sweet solvent&#33;
true that if you havnt got a mask.....n ur gunna fuk yourself in whilst painting at least do it with shit that smells goood....



yum yum belton

The 5th one
10-08-2006, 10:40 AM
ha...like paint fumes ae the main problems affecting your health.

psssh.

legit
10-08-2006, 10:47 AM
i wear wht masks or bandanas :ph34r:

Spek4
10-08-2006, 09:41 PM
Everyone Should know that
But the best mask are 3M&#39;s.

elba
10-09-2006, 12:25 AM
yeah i have a fucked up story.. i started painting in this shed behind my house that i painted in .. and the next day my skin was alll shitty and peelin disease like.. so now i can&#39;t paint anymore.

ONLY
10-19-2006, 09:04 PM
shit im freaked now, so like what are the side effects or like how bad is it for u to be inhaling?

morningglory
10-19-2006, 09:14 PM
Also, if your back hurts, it could be kidneys that are overworked processing toxins.

Hum this might explain my backpains when I do pieces, then again it could just be the positions

Sentile
10-19-2006, 09:26 PM
yo im doing some serious tagging tonite and i dont have a mask&#33;&#33; would a bandana help?

$FATMONEY$
10-20-2006, 06:00 PM
a bandanna wont do you anygood except cause attention
go to a hardware store and rack or buy a cheap ass paint mask you know the paper ones its not great but it will help a little bit

vengence91
11-24-2006, 01:22 AM
take up swimming. i did this for about 3 years and my asthma completly vanished.
but i stopped for like 7 years and now its back <_< . but not as bad.

ps. how about those dust maskes? are they any good. i figure their better than nothing since im not breathing direct paints fumes from the air.
vengence91

kog_throwie
07-07-2007, 03:28 AM
yeah this tread helped alot...i live in toronto and theres a place called brickworks...its an old abandoned brickfactory and has huge warehouses
and theres mad peices in there but theres asbestos in there and
it freaks the shit outta me but i herd that u have to be working there for a long time to actually get cancer or lung deisese


p.s how much are thoose masks

ribcage
04-28-2011, 08:22 PM
buuumping the last possible thread to bump........ yeea boy, I wear a shemagh. Theyre comfortable, warm, and give you the false profile of a terrorist

NiL
04-28-2011, 10:13 PM
cool story bro