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Old 2014-04-17, 4:27pm
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Robert, is this a real danger after the bead is made though? Unless you have the bead in your mouth for long periods or you're making a vessel that will contain liquid that could leach the lead out over time, wouldn't it just sit on the surface of the glass.
I would think the biggest danger would be when the glass is molten and the lead is volatilized (big reason to have ventilation) in the flame. I mention this because years ago, Vince cautioned me against fuming glass with EDP. All the pretty colors were the lead coming out of the EDP and depositing on the bead.
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