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Nickel content
« on: October 06, 2016, 08:40:27 AM »
I had an interesting conversation with a good friend who just happens to be a metallurgist. We were discussing non-lead pellets (and bullets). He mentioned that most tungsten alloys sold to consumers contain up to 2% nickel. While not as dangerous as lead poisoning, nickel poisoning can be dangerous to wildlife and humans. And, it is a known carcinogen when ingested, besides being a skin irritant. Adding insult, some steel shotgun shot is nickel plated to keep it from rusting. I see this as rather ironic, as it is (yet) another case of the fed eliminating one hazardous material, and replacing it with another hazardous one!

And then I found this on the Lenntech site:

Tungsten has been shown to act by antagonizing the action of the essential trace element, Molybdenum. Long industrial experience has indicated no pneumoconiosis to develop among workers exposed solely to W or its insoluble compounds (at air concentrations of the order of 5 mg/m3).

Acute health effects: Irritating to the skin and eyes on contact. Inhalation will cause irritation to the lungs and mucus membrane. Irritation to the eyes will cause watering and redness. Reddening, scaling, and itching are characteristics of skin inflammation. Follow safe industrial hygiene practices and always wear protective equipment when handling this compound.

Chronic health effects: This product has no known chronic effects. Repeated or prolong exposure to this compound is not known to aggravate medical conditions.

All tungsten compounds should be regarded as highly toxic. The metal dust presents a fire and explosion hazard.

Oh! And you thing bismuth is a-ok? Read this:

Golly! Now I am confused!

« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 08:44:24 AM by Alan »

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Re: Nickel content
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 06:03:45 PM »
wow is all I can say WOW


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Re: Nickel content
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 03:16:59 PM »
Processed Tungsten is no threat once processed by smelting
Its harder then ceramic and dust free
Though factual,the article is one sided for an agenda(who is it that doesnt like it)
GMO and global warming are more of a threat currently by ranking
McDonald's closing in fast
« Last Edit: October 23, 2016, 03:19:26 PM by TexasInfidel »
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