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Re: Lead in Flexographic Inks


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From: Deb Jacobson (djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Mon Dec 27 1999 - 10:06:36 CST


I thought you might find this report presentation interesting. This
individual posted a question from the PNEAC web site re/ health affects of
lead in flexo inks.

>Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 19:44:24 -0500 (EST)
>Subject: Re: Lead in Flexographic Inks
>
>
>Thank you for your prompt reply. Our final analysis was that this patient
>did not have sufficient lead exposure, and his exposure to organic
>solvents was most likely the cause of his renal failure. I responded to
>the PNEAC survey, and I am also attaching our powerpoint presentation of
>the case study. Thanks for your interest and comments!
>
>
>On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Deb Jacobson wrote:
>
> >
> > My first comment is to tell you that generally there is/was little lead
> > used in flexographic inks in the 1980's because U.S. EPA had already
> implemented the
> > lead regulations, however there are a few caveats to that comment. First,
> > some
> > specialty inks may have had lead in them which would have been dependent on
> > the
> > printing company and the product specifications that they had to comply
> with
> > from their vendor. Secondly, are you sure the lead came from the inks
> and not
> > some letter press lead type making activity?
> >
> > I don't have historical information on inks like this, but George Fuchs
> from
> > the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers may. I suggest you
> > contact him at gfuchs@napim.org or their web site can be found at
> > http://pneac.org/contacts
> >
> > Thank you for visiting the PNEAC web site. Would you please consider
> helping
> > us out (and get FREE STUFF) now that we've helped you by completing the
> survey
> > about PNEAC located on our web site at http://pneac.org/survey99/survey.htm
> >
> > Good luck with your case study. When it is complete I would be interested
> > in a
> > copy.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Deb Jacobson
> >


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Debra Jacobson (formerly Kramer)
E-mail Address djacobson@istc.illinois.edu (Revised 9/99)
IL Waste Management & Research Center / IL Dept of Natural Resources
(PNEAC/GPP http://www.pneac.org)
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