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Health Hazards Manual for Artists / Edition 4

Health Hazards Manual for Artists / Edition 4

by Michael McCann


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ISBN-13: 9781558213067
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1990
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.66(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.39(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition     vii
How Art Materials Affect You
What Is the Problem?     2
Risk Factors     7
Effects of Art Materials on the Body     11
Solvents and Aerosol Sprays     19
Acids and Alkalis     24
Metals and Minerals     26
Hazards of Various Media
Painting and Drawing     33
Printmaking     37
Ceramics     43
Stone, Plaster, Clay, and Wax Sculpture     46
Woodworking     49
Plastics Sculpture     54
Metalworking     60
Welding     64
Jewelry and Enameling     66
Stained Glass and Glassblowing     68
Textile Arts     71
Photography     74
Commercial and Graphic Arts     79
Alternative Media and Modern Technology     85
Children and Art Materials     93
Safety in the Studio
Know Your Materials     99
Substitution of Safer Materials and Processes     107
Ventilation     109
Storage, Handling, and Housekeeping     117
Fire Prevention     123
Personal Protective Equipment     129
Art StudentSafety     139
How to Get Help     141
Occupational Health Clinics-2007     144
Safety Supply Sources-2007     153
Bibliography     157
Index     170

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