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    Default Nickel causes cancer huh?

    When did this start happening? I just got this pickup yesterday and this is the first time seeing a warning label on a pickup.
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    If things are known carcinogens they must be labeled in the state of California. Nickel can cause cancer in some people. Id say this started like 6ish months ago.

    All I know is Ive been eating nickels for years and Im fine...

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    It's California. Breathing causes cancer according to them.

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    Yeah, Cali doesn't need proof..... just a suspicion is enough for them.

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    Should be OK if you don't inhale

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    Just install in in Nevada. Youll be fine.
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    Didn't have to read the post to know this was California.

    and for a recent OSHA inspection, we had to label white out as a hazardous material! Seems OSHA considers whiteout as a likely cause of accidental work place poisoning.
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    Default Re: Nickel causes cancer huh?

    More like California causes cancer.
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    Default Re: Nickel causes cancer huh?

    More like California causes cancer.
    I know every time I went out there I came down quickly with a sore throat.

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    California is Spanish for carcinogen.
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    Power Chords cause cancer in California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calsip View Post
    If things are known carcinogens they must be labeled in the state of California. Nickel can cause cancer in some people. Id say this started like 6ish months ago.

    All I know is Ive been eating nickels for years and Im fine...
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    I haven't seen anything in the last decade that didn't have that sticker on it.

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    Default Re: Nickel causes cancer huh?

    This warning is on all Fender and PRS guitars too. (And many others)

    See the link below. The risk is mainly in the manufacturing setting and inhaling particles. So if you don't handle it at work all day, you should be fine.


    https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/...stances/nickel


    But don't think you're out of the woods just yet, you'll have to use solder to install those pickups! Get that fan out and open the garage door!
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    It has been shown in many studies that in the right concentration and combination with other materials just about ANYTHING can cause cancer.

    Did you know that drinking water can kill you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    It's California. Breathing causes cancer according to them.
    And so does running a test pipe on your car according to them lol.

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