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06-01-2010 04:57 PM  7 years agoPost 21
LaurenceGough

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I love the smell but some days I can get headaches, doesn't stop me though. It's probably something else too at the same time as I get bad migraines...

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06-01-2010 06:17 PM  7 years agoPost 22
aircamone

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lol you might try keeping it in the fuel system and not spraying it allover your self

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06-01-2010 07:08 PM  7 years agoPost 23
nofear

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The only irritation I have noticed is to the local Mosquito popluation when we fog up the flight line.

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06-02-2010 12:38 AM  7 years agoPost 24
DougsRC

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Watch at YouTube

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06-02-2010 05:04 PM  7 years agoPost 25
chuck nowell

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thats exactly how i feel after flying my nitros

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06-02-2010 05:11 PM  7 years agoPost 26
Goto

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Methanol is a poison that our bodies are not designed to deal with in any way. You should not let it get on your skin, it can be easily absorbed and get into your bloodstream. The body has no way of getting rid.

Not good.

When I read this kind of info, I stopped bathing in CP30 and, in time, stopped drinking it.

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06-02-2010 08:40 PM  7 years agoPost 27
chas1025

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Did some quick searcing and found the following.

2.5 Effects on humans

Methanol is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.
A broad range of ocular effects have been associated with longer-term
occupational exposure to lower levels of methanol. Acute oral and
inhalation exposures and, to a lesser extent, percutaneous absorption
of high concentrations of methanol have resulted in central nervous
system depression, blindness, coma and death.

Repeated or prolonged contact of methanol with skin may result in
dermatitis. Liquid methanol defats the skin. It is also an effective
extracting solvent and may damage the skin permeability barrier.
Nearly all the information on methanol toxicity in humans relates
to the consequences of acute rather than chronic exposure and the vast
majority of poisonings result from the consumption of adulterated
beverages or methanol-containing products. Although oral ingestion is
the most frequent route of poisoning, in severe and exceptional
conditions inhalation of methanol vapour and percutaneous absorption
of methanolic liquids are also effective in producing acute toxic
syndrome characterized by metabolic acidosis, central nervous system
depression, blindness, coma and death.

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06-02-2010 08:42 PM  7 years agoPost 28
chas1025

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It looks like the culprit might be the methanol, if in fact this is what I am experiencing.

The defatting effect causes skin to become dry and cracked.

I used to fly nitro, then swithched to just electric about 3 years ago. I did have this problem back then, and after playing with nitro this weekend I saw some small blisters on thumb/forefinger of both hands. My exposure to fuel was limited, but would have been most likely focused on the grasping fingers.

When I used to fly nitro regularly I would get the small blisters. Upon continued flying the blisters would open, then dry out and crack. The primary reason for starting this post was to see if anyone else experienced the same skin changes.

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06-02-2010 09:30 PM  7 years agoPost 29
Misteryez

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Did you ever think of wearing some form of latex or surgical gloves, nitrial gloves?

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06-03-2010 12:00 AM  7 years agoPost 30
chas1025

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I did wear some gloves before, but over time it became a hassle. It became easier with electric. I was thinking of flying a nitro again, but still doing electric, but it seems that I might just be sticking with electric.

Back then I never knew for sure if it was burned fuel residue, unburned fuel, or cleaning products.

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06-03-2010 01:00 AM  7 years agoPost 31
DougsRC

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but it seems that I might just be sticking with electric.
I don't blame ya chas, it is the wave of the future bro, I fly electric myself, the only nitro I smell is Johns Rappy 50 when he shows up at the field, he is a good guy but he is old

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06-03-2010 02:20 AM  7 years agoPost 32
Ace Dude

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Do you think it's the fumes or skin contact? Did you check the MSDS from the fuel manufacturer?

  

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06-03-2010 04:44 AM  7 years agoPost 33
chas1025

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It think it has to be the skin contact for the places on my hands to develop.

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06-03-2010 05:08 AM  7 years agoPost 34
Ace Dude

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Maybe you could try one of those fuel filler things to minimize skin contact. I always bring a couple of old t-shirts to the field with me to wipe the fuel off my hands after fueling.

  

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06-04-2010 01:08 AM  7 years agoPost 35
helidevil

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weird coincidence here

when i got into my nitro heli i started having what look like zits poping up on my arms.....like a week after getting into it!

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06-04-2010 02:54 AM  7 years agoPost 36
Brokenlink

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Nitro won't cause zits!Not taking a shower will.

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06-04-2010 03:03 AM  7 years agoPost 37
chas1025

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Helidevil,

These small zit like places may be of the same blister type thing I am seeing. They can be small, and yours may resemble white heads other than the blister that mine look like.

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06-04-2010 03:12 AM  7 years agoPost 38
helidevil

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Not taking a shower will.
no, im showering every night bud

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06-04-2010 03:18 AM  7 years agoPost 39
Brokenlink

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Lol!!!

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06-04-2010 05:22 AM  7 years agoPost 40
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thats fome funny stuff it only hurts when i get itin my eyes lol

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ITS NOT SET UP FOR THAT, OH THATS WHAT YOU MEAN

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