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Thread: Bismuth help!!!

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    Default Bismuth help!!!

    I was exposed to bismuth as a part of melting it to make shot.i feel very sick now and I feel like I'm out of it. I have shivers and I can't stop shaking. My breathing feels shallow and my stomach hurts. Should I be worried or will this subside.

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    Go to hospital emergency.

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    Bisnmujth is considered very safe. It is used as lead replacement in solder for food production utensils, as well as in large quantities in cosmetics and medicines (e.g. for diarrhoea).
    So it is unlikely that the bismuth is the culprit in your case What else was in the melt? Zinc, lead? You need to tell the emergency department as much as you can about the exposure, particularly any other metals, so they can test your blood levels of those. If it was just bismuth, you may well have other isues....
    What you so briefly describe sounds like zinc 'flue' or zinc poisoning. Not good.....
    Cheers, Joe
    again completely retired - more time to contemplate projects and spend more shed time....

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