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    Processing brass could be good for your health

    Even though this isn't the best source, it seems well researched and promising to those of us that reload.

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/x...-it-everywhere

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    I hope this is correct.

    During my self imposed quarantine, I expect to process 3100 9mm Win cases. Process as in decap, pin tumble, dry, debulge, flashhole uniform, chamfer, deburr, size, trim and divide by < .748 or > .749.

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    Nice to know, I probably hand touch from 200 - 300 brass cases every week during the reloading process. At least my hands might get a few of those copper ions on them. Hmmmm. I often notice while resizing brass a small amount of brass dust is released, I obviously breathe that in, wonder if those copper ions survive in my lungs...
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    Well maybe but you have to still be careful of the lead from the fired primers.
    My lead level in my blood has reached very high level and shooting, reloading are the 2 main villains.
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    copper is an antibacterial but NOT an antiviral. Your best bet for metal contact would be copper and silver... Think pre-64 coinage. Both metals have excellent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Sadly, neither will do anything to fight off Covid-19.
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    Thanks; I've heard about in passing a few times, but it really does seem there's something to it when it comes to bacteria. Here's a study looking specifically at efficacy on viruses.

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