Dozens of at-a-glance tables and charts present vital information about art materials, ingredients, technical hazards, proper protective equipment, and safe work practices simply and accurately. This brand-new third edition is now completely revised and expanded to detail lifesaving new safety and ventilation equipment, present urgent new discoveries on toxins and pollutants found in arts and crafts materials, and explain the controversies surrounding new government regulations. A virtual lifesaver for all art ...
Dozens of at-a-glance tables and charts present vital information about art materials, ingredients, technical hazards, proper protective equipment, and safe work practices simply and accurately. This brand-new third edition is now completely revised and expanded to detail lifesaving new safety and ventilation equipment, present urgent new discoveries on toxins and pollutants found in arts and crafts materials, and explain the controversies surrounding new government regulations. A virtual lifesaver for all art and craft workers.
This book is well written, easy to read, practical, authoritative, and useful, not only for artists but also for teachers and industrial hygienists.
Most artists are at least vaguely aware of the dangers their profession poses, and several high-profile lawsuits have led to complex regulations regarding the handling of art materials. These concerns are ably addressed by Rossol's manual, a standard in the field. A chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist, Rossol is also the founder and president of ACTS (Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety). Her use of the word "complete" in the title is not misplaced; other books in the field, such as Michael McCann's Health Hazards Manual for Artists, don't come close. Four exhaustive sections cover regulations and specific hazards, artists' raw materials, precautions for individual media, and reproductive risks to artists. Fully equipped with appendixes on sources, governmental agencies, and an annotated reference list, this vitally important volume is essential for any art collection. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
It is now widely recognized that the supplies commonly used by artists can be highly toxic. In fact, they are regulated under an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act. The author, herself an artist and a chemist, has completely revised her first edition of this guide to handling such substances Allworth Pr., 1990, a highly important work for any artist, craftsperson, or teacher in the arts. Rossol covers solvents, pigments and dyes, metals and metal compounds, minerals, and plastics. She discusses their relationships to diseases of the skin, eyes, respiratory system, heart and blood, nervous system, liver, kidneys, bladder, and reproductive system. This is more than just an alarming catalog of hazards, however; the book is largely devoted to practical precautions for various media, including painting, printmaking, textiles, glass, photography, and smithing. This comprehensive guide is highly recommended for any artist's studio or art teacher's classroom and for all libraries that serve those in the arts and crafts.-Daniel J. Lombardo, Jones Lib., Amherst, Mass.
Monona Rossol has been a chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist, specializing in visual and performing arts hazards for more than thirty years. She is the founder of Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety (ACTS), a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She lives in New York City.
Chapter 1: Health and Safety Laws Chapter 2: Health Hazards and the Body Chapter 3: Chemical Health Hazards and Their Control Chapter 4: Physical Hazards and Their Control Chapter 5: Identifying Hazardous Materials Chapter 6: General Precautions Chapter 7: Ventilation Chapter 8: Respiratory Protection
PART II: ARTISTS' RAW MATERIALS ' Chapter 9: Solvents Chapter 10: Pigments and Dyes Chapter 11: Metals and Metal Compounds Chapter 12: Minerals Chapter 13: Plastics and Adhesives
PART III: PRECAUTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL MEDIA
Chapter 14: Painting and Drawing Chapter 15: Printmaking Chapter 16: Textile Arts Chapter 17: Leather and Other Animal Products Chapter 18: Ceramics Chapter 19: Glass Chapter 20: Stained Glass Chapter 21: Enameling Chapter 22: Ceramic, Glass, and Enamel Surface Treatments Chapter 23: Sculpture, Lapidary, and Modeling Materials Chapter 24: Metal Surface Treatments Chapter 25: Welding Chapter 26: Brazing, Soldering, Casting, Smithing Chapter 27: Papermaking Chapter 28: Woodworking Chapter 29: Photography and Photoprinting
PART IV: THE NEXT GENERATION Chapter 30: Teaching Art Chapter 31: Reproductive Risks to Artists
APPENDIX A: BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety Governmental Agencies Standards Organizations Commercial Sources Annotated Reference List
APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY