HSE banner

Solder fume and you.

Overview

This leaflet tells you about possible health hazards from solder fume when using flux materials containing rosin, sometimes known as colophony. It also explains what your employer has to do and the precautions you should take. It deals only with the risks arising from exposure to rosin-based or modified rosin-based solder fluxes. Contents: Introduction; What is rosin? Use of rosin in soldering; What are the health hazards? How exposure occurs; Legal requirements; What should employers do? What should employees do? What about health checks? What other information is available from HSE Books? Further information.

Notes

Supersedes an earlier edition published with ISBN 0717613518 Update: This title has been identified for review. We will update this record when we have more information

Downloads

Where possible the HSE will provide a PDF version of documents. These documents can be viewed on your computer or printed on your own printer. You will require a viewer to view these files, one of these is available at the Adobe Acrobat site.

Author
HSE
Date of Publication
2000
Publisher
HSE Books
Length
11 pages
Format
Web version only
Series Code
INDG248
Stock Code
INDG248REV
Copyright Status
Open Government Licence
Solder fume and you.