Re: Lead shot in flat cars

Tony Thompson

The reason I said to never melt lead is because the regular guy will probably grab one of the pots or pans that he cooks his dinner in then  thinking its clean after washing it ,will cook his meals in it.  Also the major heat source capable of melting the lead in amounts larger than solder strands is the stove. Thus vapor that returns to solid form is all over the stove where food is prepared.

  One more time: there is effectively NO lead vapor. You can look it up. But you're right that lead should never go into food pots. 

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