Title: Exposing Ourselves to Art
Abstract: "Artists are exposed through their work to a number of potentially harmful chemicals, fumes, dusts, and heavy metals. Each discipline has its own hazardous materials, such as the potter's lead glazes, the painter's toluene-based solvents, the printer's cyanide electroplating solutions, and the sculptor's sand and rock dusts. The art world is full of anecdotes about artists who have had serious health problems related to the materials they used. It's not just professional artists at risk, either–it's any hobbyist, art teacher, student, or summer camper."
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
Date of Publication: March 1997
Resource Type: Article/Report
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