I've been doing some soldering with fans and switches for my computer and I am wondering if being around lead fumes is worse than smoking a few cigarrettes Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! . I try to hold me breath when I apply the solder, and I try to keep the iron "downwind." Are the fumes going to do some freak thing if my eyes are exposed to them? Anyone been soldering for awhile and have any safety tips?