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[Feb. 4th, 2007|07:31 pm]
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[yo_wastezoid]
hello crafters.
i'm new to this community-i think its a very good idea.
i like to melt plastic in my oven and shape it into things.

i recently made some jewellery out of shrunken noodle packets.shrinking packets in the oven is very fun-you should try it
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[User Picture]From: radimatt
2007-02-04 12:28 pm (UTC)
heating plastic is, uh, not a good idea.
just watching out for you...

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-microwave-dioxin.htm
http://www.ejnet.org/dioxin
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[User Picture]From: corpuscontrary
2007-02-05 05:53 am (UTC)
okay i agree that it's not good for you, but at the same time -- i really like it too. i like the concept a lot more than i've done it, but i know someone who heats up records and makes bracelets out of them, and i'm really into it. i like to melt it over a gas stove for a tiny amount of time.
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[User Picture]From: radimatt
2007-02-06 06:24 am (UTC)
so...again, not to be annoying, but records are made of vinyl, and heating vinyl definitely releases dioxins into the air. PVC (poly vinyl chloride) is one of the largest emitters of dioxins. possibly the largest after power plants?

dioxins are a group of the most toxic chemicals to human beings. crafts are the most fun hobby/employment to many human beings.

craftsafety!
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[User Picture]From: yo_wastezoid
2007-02-05 10:54 am (UTC)
well-i'm not eating anything off of heated plastic and i wear gloves when i make things(as to not burn my hands).so i'd say the risk is pretty minimal but thanks for your warning.also-its amazing how many common food additives are carcinogenic,i'm pretty concerned about that and am careful about what i eat.
so i think i'll avoid glad wrap from now on.thanks!

bracelets out of records sounds interesting by the way.
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[User Picture]From: savagefreedom
2007-02-06 12:38 am (UTC)
Are there any noticeable fumes when you do it? That's what I'd be worried about. I've never tried it, so I don't know.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-02-08 07:51 am (UTC)
heated vinyl smells a little bad...but smell goes away when it's cooled-which is in about 30 seconds.
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