SAFETY & HEALTH

The correct use of the filler metals for brazing and solders that Italsoder produce such as the ones shown on this web shouldn’t present any risk on user’s health. We recommend to make use of our products considering all the necessary precautions and Good Manufacturing Practices by the time using our products.

THE DANGERS OF LEAD IN STAINED GLASS

Working with stained glass and lead lighting often involves contact with lead fumes and dust. Any amount of lead fumes or dust is hazardous to your health, and so you should avoid exposure as much as possible.

Lead fumes occur when the solder is melted. Operating the soldering iron at very high temperatures releases more fumes than at lower temperatures.

Lead dust can be generated from sawing old frames. The plaster and fillings around the glass are also a health hazard as they might have absorbed lead over the years.