Health Hazards Manual for Artists

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This revised edition of the practical classic on health hazards for artists is now available, with comprehensive and updated information on safety, labeling, and new chemicals and techniques. It clearly highlights the potential dangers for artists who work in painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, children's art materials, and many other areas. In addition, there are new chapters on the hazards of metals and minerals and on art student safety, and new sections on ...
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Overview

This revised edition of the practical classic on health hazards for artists is now available, with comprehensive and updated information on safety, labeling, and new chemicals and techniques. It clearly highlights the potential dangers for artists who work in painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, children's art materials, and many other areas. In addition, there are new chapters on the hazards of metals and minerals and on art student safety, and new sections on ventilation, non-silver photoprocesses, and computer graphics. This important book belongs in every studio, in every art class, in every art-reference library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592280933
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL MCCANN, Ph.D., C.I.H. one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts, is Director of the Center for Safety in the Arts and author of the distinguished ARTIST BEWARE, the most exhaustive reference book on the subject of health hazards for artists.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part 1 How Art Materials Affect You
1 What is the Problem? 3
2 Risk Factors 9
3 Effects of Art Materials on the Body 13
4 Solvents and Aerosol Sprays 21
5 Acids and Alkalis 27
6 Metals and Minerals 29
Part 2 Hazards of Various Media
7 Painting and Drawing 37
8 Printmaking 41
9 Ceramics 47
10 Stone, Plaster, Clay, and Wax Sculpture 51
11 Woodworking 54
12 Plastics Sculpture 57
13 Metalworking 63
14 Welding 67
15 Jewelry and Enameling 69
16 Stained Glass and Glassblowing 71
17 Textile Arts 75
18 Photography 79
19 Graphic Arts and Computer Graphics 85
20 Children and Art Materials 91
Part 3 Safety in the Studio
21 Know Your Materials 99
22 Substitution of Safer Materials and Processes 105
23 Ventilation 107
24 Storage, Handling, and Housekeeping 113
25 Fire Prevention 117
26 Personal Protective Equipment 123
27 Art Student Safety 129
28 How to Get Help 131
Appendix 1 Occupational Health Clinics--2003 133
Appendix 2 Safety Supply Sources--2003 143
Bibliography 147
Index 159
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