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I wish I knew the answer to this question. While serving in the Military, U.S. Air Force in the Philippine Islands in the 1950's, I had to separate paper from the carbon sheets which was between the paper and place in large trash barrels. This was Hugh amounts of carbon paper and had to be done each day and it took several hours to complete the job. I was not given any mask to cover my nose or mouth, nor was I given any gloves while handling these items. After a while all you could taste was carbon and that lasting for several house after completing the job. I often wondered if I had any chance of contacting some disease from all of this stuff. Currently I have many Allergies from food and pollen, don't know if that was a result of all of that or not. Also don't know if I may have something from it in the future.

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