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The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide.

This book should be on the desk of all art teachers who venture beyond paper and pencil as expressive art media. In this age of litigation, fire, health and safety laws, new art and craft materials, this access to guidelines, checklists and recommendations is a necessity. The author is a chemist, artist and industrial hygienist who has been specializing in art-related hazards for more than fifteen years. Chapters include: Chemical Hazards, Ventilation, Respiratory Protection, Identifying Hazardous Materials and similar important topics. Other sections of the book discuss artists' raw materials (solvents, pigments, dyes, metals, plastics), and specific concerns and recommended precautions for individual media. The chapters in this section include Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Textile Arts, Ceramics, Sculpture, and other common studio processes. A number of charts and tables provide explicit cautions and suggestions, including recommended substitute materials and processes. The cost of this book is easy on the pocket-book, and the information provided should ease the mind.
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Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Feb 1, 1993
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