cm325i[TK] Posted October 6, 2015 Report Share Posted October 6, 2015 Most of us use E6000. If you're like me, it's just stinky glue and you go about your build. I had no idea it was this toxic. Build safe and protect your health! From Facebook... "IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE SHARE WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO USES E6000 GLUE. Ok let's talk about E6000 glue. Burlesque crew and fellow costumers, I'm looking at you! First off, this stuff is awesome for attaching rhinestones. I have yet to find it's equal. However, IT IS INCREDIBLY TOXIC!! Those warning labels on the packaging aren't even remotely kidding. And if you're anything like me, you probably didn't bother to read them or take them too seriously. And instead spend hours hunched over it inhaling it while you work because "the smell isn't that bad so it's fine". Don't be like me. This was incredibly silly. I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW BAD THIS VAPOUR IS FOR YOU! PLEASE GET A VAPOUR RESPIRATOR TO PROTECT YOURSELF! I wasn't sure whether to post this as it's a bit personal, which is why it's taken me so long to mention something. But I now think awareness is more important than my privacy, so here goes. As some of you may know, I was incredibly sick not long after moving to Melbourne at the start of this year. And as it turns out, it was courtesy of E6000 poisoning. Before moving I spent the better part of 6 months consistently rhinestoning with E6000. I would occasionally notice the odd headache or dizzy spell but put it down to other things (mild dehydration, lack of sleep, etc). When I moved, my work gear was on a boat for 6 weeks so I spent my time eating well and exercising and such, which lead to a bit of weight loss. Because I was burning fat, the E6000 that had built up in my fat cells over the previous months was released and I was bed-ridden for the better part of 6 weeks with chronic toxic poisoning. My symptoms ranged from constant headaches, blurred vision, dizziness (falling over every time I stood up), confusion and inability to make decisions, breathing issues, chest pain, stabbing pain in my legs and arms, constant exhaustion, constant thirst/dehydration, menstrual cycle change, irritability, tingling/numbness in my extremities and chronic depression. I was at the doctors every few days. I was rushed to hospital twice with breathing issues/chest pain where I was chucked on morphine and suspected of having lung cancer/clots. I was eventually referred to an incredibly expensive specialist because no one could figure out what was going on. I was suspected of having (and tested for) diabetes, thyroid tumours, pituitary gland tumours, adrenal gland tumours, Addison's disease, Cushing's disease, lung cancer/clots and a host of auto-immune diseases that are incredibly hard to determine or test for. Of course, none of these came back with positive results and I continued to have absolutely no idea what was going on until I slowly got better. It wasn't until months later that I made the connection to E6000 exposure - simply because at the time I fell sick, I wasn't using it (but I was burning fat that was storing it). PLEASE NOTE: This glue predominantly contains Tetrachloroethylene which is absorbed easily via vapour (and skin) exposure into your brain, liver, kidney, lung and fat tissues where it then redistributes itself throughout your body. It is fat-soluble so hangs out predominantly in your fat cells which store it for a long time - regular exposure has a build-up effect. It also interrupts the Tuberoinfundibular pathway causing dopamine issues, menstrual cycle changes, visual problems, headaches and can lead to infertility or miscarriage if pregnant. It is a known cancer agent. I can not possibly stress enough to anyone who uses E6000 glue that you buy even a basic vapour respirator (Bunnings $35) and only use this glue in a well ventilated area. I have been using one ever since and it works a treat - no reoccurring symptoms for over 6 months now! smile emoticon You can read more about Tetrachloroethylene here: http://www.inchem.org/documents/ukpids/ukpids/ukpid28.htm" Linked here... http://www.inchem.org/documents/ukpids/ukpids/ukpid28.htm 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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