Airbag & mercury concern

Lawrence C Leung l.leung at
Thu Jan 18 17:34:49 EST 2001

The firing gases remain inside the bag. 

The white powder is pure talc, used to keep the bags folds from sticking.


On Wed, 17 Jan 2001 19:56:15 -0800 "Pat, Andrea & Theo Quinn"
<threequinns at> writes:
>Good friends of mine have recently learned that they both have 
>high counts of mercury in their blood. In the past few months they 
>have had 
>mutable tests, had their house and water checked and racked their 
>trying to discover the source of the contaminate.
>Today someone mentioned to them that the firing device in some airbags 
>contained Mercury Fulminate (sp?), and was a possible cause. Back in 
>these good friends were in a minor accident in their 1995 90q, 
>deploying the 
>airbags. They remember having a hard time breathing, and ingesting 'a 
>of the white packing powder.
>I assured them that if anyone knew anything about Audi airbag 
>they were on the list. So if anyone can help. I would greatly 
>appreciate it.
>Thank you,
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