[CR]RE: Classicrendezvous digest, Vol 1 #1249 - 23 msgs


From: "Edward B. Feinberg, MD, MPH" <ebfeinberg@attbi.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 18:55:16 -0400
In-Reply-To: <CATFOOD69ik6kvXsn2Y00000334@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]RE: Classicrendezvous digest, Vol 1 #1249 - 23 msgs

Randy wrote:
>From: Randy Nelson
>To:
>Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 8:33 PM
>Subject: [CR]removing anodizing-WARNING WARNING
>
>
>I'm a chemist...so I got to warn people who try removing anodizing with oven
>cleaner or custic materials...not only do you wear gloves (neoprene or
>nitrile
>not latex) YOU HAVE TO WEAR GLASSES AT ALL TIMES. ONES WITH SIDESHIELDS ARE
>EVEN BETTER.
>
>Reason:If the stuff sprays or glops into your eye you have probably
>nanoseconds before your cornea starts dissolving and is etched.
>Translation..painfully blind or sight impaired and you won't be able read
>the
>Campy label any more. BTW, I don't believe corneas regenerate either.
>Randy Nelson
>Seattle

I emphasize my agreement:

All strong alkalis cause blinding injury upon contact with the eye. Glasses are NOT enough. You need full goggles or face shield. I am an eye surgeon. I have seen this all too often. Don't lose your opportunity participate in this hobby (as well as any other activity where vision is useful) . Use strong alkalis only with FULL protection, or better, just say no to lye.

Edward B. Feinberg, MD, MPH Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston, Massachusetts