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Old June 28, 2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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Does humid air increase or decrease lead dust health hazard?

I shoot at a rather poorly ventilated range. It's a rather huge cellar and very humid. I wonder whether the extreme humidity down there might reduce the health risk from lead dust because the humid air might prevent the dust from dusting?

Any experts out there?
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Old June 28, 2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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No expert here, but I would say definitely increases the risk. Water droplets in the air form a nucleus for lead particles to collect, and would coat the lungs where it would otherwise be exhaled.
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Old June 28, 2005, 04:15 PM   #3
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Dry air is a lot cleaner air than humid air.
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Old June 29, 2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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I agree, humid air is dirty. This time of year where I live the pollen count is high, it is held up in humid air, that ain't healthy, neither...
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