Post by wishmeluck on Feb 27, 2021 18:29:46 GMT -8
So...I've been sanding the skins on the trailer for a couple of days now and thank goodness its over. I was wearing many layers and had a respirator on, however, it wasn't a full face (just safely glasses) so my ears and the skin on my face above the half mask were exposed. The day after I started sanding on the skins my ears became SUPER itchy, swollen, and inflamed, as did my forehead and around my face. That part has died down over the last couple days, but now the rest of the skin on my face (eyes, upper cheeks, and neck area) that was exposed to air is having an insane allergic reaction and the only common denominator that's new to my life is the paint dust from sanding.
I've sanded on a good many things before but have never had this kind of reaction. Does anyone know what type of paint was originally used on these old trailers so I can avoid it in the future?? And please tell me they weren't still secretly adding uranium to the paint and I'm going to end up like one of those "radium girls".
I know someone that owns a body and paint shop. He said older paint does have lead in it. Obviously you are having a reaction to it being on your skin. Are you allergic to other things? What I would do, take a break to see if it goes away. Consult a dermatologist/allergist. Problem is the more you are exposed to it the more of a reaction you are going to get. Can you farm out the job to someone else or go full hazmat with a separate air source, hood, full body coverage. Be careful.
Post by wishmeluck on Feb 28, 2021 14:49:53 GMT -8
Haven't come across anything I've been allergic to up till this point. Learn something new every day I guess lol. But definitely yes to being careful. Don't really feel like dying over an old trailer, at least not anytime in the near future.