Received this in the email from a fellow smith. Thought I would pass it along.
Short article about the this guys experience concerning brake cleaner and tig welding. Definitely read, takes 10 min and could possibly save your or someone else's life.
Brake Cleaner = Phosgene Article
August 2009 issue of American Iron Magazine
Photo used with permission of Steve Garn (author).
I spoke with Steve and weeks later he is still recovering. He has some damage to internal organs and breathing problems that will remain. We wish him well and thank him for allowing IForgeIron to use this article to inform others of the dangers that exist.