Health Hazards Manual for Artists

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The classic resource for working artists and art students
 
In this updated and revised edition of the classic reference on health hazards faced by working artists and art students, Michael McCann—the leading authority in the field—and coauthor Angela Babin provide clear and comprehensive information on a broad range of arts—from painting and photography to sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, computer, and children’s ...

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Overview

The classic resource for working artists and art students
 
In this updated and revised edition of the classic reference on health hazards faced by working artists and art students, Michael McCann—the leading authority in the field—and coauthor Angela Babin provide clear and comprehensive information on a broad range of arts—from painting and photography to sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, computer, and children’s art. Health Hazards Manual for Artists, Sixth Edition, is the only concise resource that covers all relevant topics related to labeling, chemicals, safety, and first aid.

For beginners and professionals alike, this practical work is a must-have resource for every art class, studio, and home.

This fully revised edition includes:

•  New chapters on the hazards of metals and minerals and on art student safety
•  Sections on ventilation, non-silver photo processing, and computer graphics
•  Information on various artistic fields, what materials to avoid, and how
    chemicals and other agents might affect the artist directly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599213187
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/2008
  • Edition description: 6th Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 380,988
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL MCCANN, Ph.D., C.I.H.  is  one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts . He was the founder and President of the Center for Safety in the Arts  until it closed due to loss of funding in1995,  and  is  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 to Fourth Edition
Preface to First Edition
Pt. 1 How Art Materials Affect You
1 What is the Problem? 3
2 Risk Factors 8
3 Effects of Art Materials on the Body 12
4 Solvents and Aerosol Sprays 20
5 Acids and Alkalis 25
Pt. 2 Hazards of Various Media
6 Painting and Drawing 29
7 Printmaking 33
8 Ceramics 38
9 Stone, Plaster, Clay, and Wax Sculpture 41
10 Woodworking 44
11 Plastics Sculpture 46
12 Metalworking 51
13 Welding 55
14 Jewelry and Enameling 57
15 Stained Glass and Glassblowing 59
16 Textile Arts 62
17 Photography 65
18 Commercial Art 68
19 Children and Art Materials 72
Pt. 3 Safety in the Studio
20 Know Your Materials 79
21 Substitution of Safer Materials and Processes 85
22 Ventilation 87
23 Storage, Handling, and Housekeeping 92
24 Fire Prevention 96
25 Personal Protective Equipment 101
26 How to Get Help 107
Appendix 1 Occupational Health Clinics - 1993 111
Appendix 2 Safety Supply Sources - 1993 118
Bibliography 120
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