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Working with Toxins

The main place for electricians to focus on the toxin problem is in the workplace

Well into the 1980s, mechanics routinely cleaned their hands with “safety solvent” (trichloroethane 1,1,1), so named because it isn’t flammable as is gasoline (another favorite hand wash back then). But it isn’t safe, it’s highly carcinogenic.

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