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Reasons for Change
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Regulations and Policies
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Consumer Education
Curricula
Glossary of Terms
Green Products
Acknowledgements
Key Contacts
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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

A.C.T.S. Providing Safety and Hazard Information for the Arts
Abstract: "A.C.T.S. is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technicals services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities. "Included is a section on data sheets and books and safety issues (all about wax, dyes and pigments, labels: reading between the lies, and understanding the MSDS).
Source: Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety
URL: http://www.artscraftstheatersafety.org/

Are Art Supplies Toxic?
Abstract: This article by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy from the May/June 2007 edition of Co-op America's Real Money newsletter discusses labels to look for when considering the health hazards of art supplies; health issues related to paints, crayons, markers, clay and glue; sources of alternative products; and provides a list of resources as well as a recipes for homemade finger paints and juice dyes.
Source: Co-op America's Real Money
URL: http://www.coopamerica.org/pubs/realmoney/articles/toxicart.
cfm

Art Safety Training Guide
Abstract: "This training guide provides basic information for working safely with chemicals and operations in visual arts. The guide is intended to supplement, but not replace, the safety orientation for faculty and students in visual arts."
Source: Environmental Healty Safety, Princeton University
URL: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/artsafety/index.htm

Complete Safety and Use Information for Ceramic Products and Art Materials in the Classroom and Studio [PDF]
Abstract: This booklet from the American Art Clay Company includes sections on the safe use of ceramic art materials; contemporary ceramic studio safety guidelines; glaze labeling; underglaze labeling; specialty underglaze labeling; overglaze labeling; aerosol sprays and solvents; spraying and airbrushing; kiln firing guidelines; loading and firing the kiln; kiln vents; ceramic specialty products; non-ceramic art and craft materials; how to use AMACO products; and several appendices. (PDF Format; Length: 47 pages)
Source: American Art Clay Company (AMACO)
URL: http://www.amaco.com/pdfs/C5.pdf

Definition of Terms
Abstract: Terms such as "chronic adverse health effects," "determination of labeling," and "enforceable items" are included in this list.
Source: Budget Art Materials
URL: http://www.budgetartmaterials.com/deofte.html

Dictionary of Toxins
Abstract: This list identifies primary health and environmental concerns for hazardous materials frequently used in art. List includes alklyds, benzene, calcium carbonate, gum arabic, perylene/benzo perylene, and much more.
Source: Budget Art Materials
URL: http://www.budgetartmaterials.com/diofto.html

Environmental Virtual Campus
Abstract: Selecting one of the menu options provides information on federal requirements for specific areas. Options include art/theater as well as many other areas of a campus. Within art/theater, information is provided on best practices for darkrooms, paints, printing, and etching waste. This interactive Web site is designed to help colleges and universities understand regulatory requirements.
Source: Campus Consortium for Environmental Management
URL: http://www.c2e2.org/evc/home.html

Greening Your Lessons -- Art
Abstract: This portal provided by Greening Schools for art educator resources covers a broad spectrum of concerns from health and safety to lessons.
Source: Greening Schools, Ilinois Waste Management and Research Center
URL: http://www.greeningschools.org/resources/view_cat_teacher.cf
m?id=1

Hazardous Pigments
Abstract: Although many manufacturers are switching to alternatives because of increased awareness of safety and health concerns, there is still material that can be considered hazardous. This brief article identifies some of the concerns.
Source: Budget Art Materials
URL: http://www.budgetartmaterials.com/hapi.html

Health and Safety in the Arts
Abstract: This site offers a collection of searchable databases for art media, studio safety, and health links. The art media include ceramics; child art; commercial art; glass art; painting and drawing pigments, preservatives, and techniques; photography; printmaking; sculpture; textiles; metalworking; woodworking; and much more.
Source: City of Tucson, AZ
URL: http://www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/

Health Hazards for the Artist [PDF]
Abstract: This bibliography includes information available in the Gund Library of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Includes listings for books, periodicals, cassettes, and web resources. (PDF Format; Length: 3 pages)
Source: Gund Library, Cleveland Institute of Art
URL: http://www.cia.edu/academicResources/library_content/special
ized_guides/hazards.pdf

Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool
Abstract: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety, and health issues. Physical areas of schools included are classrooms, visual arts, industrial arts, vocational arts, music rooms, and many others.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/schools1/healthyseat/index.html

International Secondary Education Theater Safety Association
Abstract: This association is dedicated to the health and safety of students, administrators, instructors of the performing arts, and all associated activities. They provide valuable information on hazards, health and safety, and suggestions for eliminating hazards.
Source: ISETSA
URL: http://www.isetsa.org/ISETSA/AboutISETSA/WhoWeAre.cfm

Keeping the Artist Safe: Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials
Abstract: This compilation from the National Library of Medicine provides an overview of hazards encountered in arts and crafts, and links related to schools and art materials; specific art materials; bibliographies; standards for art materials; regulations and policy; relevant searches from the National Library of Medicine; and information in Spanish.
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine
URL: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/arthazards.html

Overview of Hazards
Abstract: This overview includes terminology, types of exposures, allergic reactions, and safety issues in case of illness or fire.
Source: True Art
URL: http://www.trueart.info/art_hardware.htm

Poisoned by Painting: The problem of toxic art supplies
Abstract: The bloody noses in the morning, the dizziness, nausea, and headaches all finally got to me. I didn't realize it at the time, but I was poisoning myself with oil-based paint.This article is a personal account of problems associated with using toxic materials in art.
Source: Expo for the Artist and Musician
URL: http://artsandmedia.net/2001/08/poisoned_by_painting_the_pro
bl.html

Pregnancy and the Crafts Professional
Abstract: While chemicals in the art room can adversely affect pregnant women, these are also being found to affect young children. This article provides good information and suggestions for reading labels, using caution, and interpreting chemical contents of art materials.
Source: True Art
URL: http://www.trueart.info/pregnancy.htm

Providing Safety and Hazard Information for the Arts
Abstract: "ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health,safety, industrial hygiene, technical services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities." They offer a valuable selection of data sheets on a variety of art-related topics including (All About Wax, Art Painting, Selecting Children's Art Materials, etc).
Source: Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety
URL: http://www.artscraftstheatersafety.org/

Terminology
Abstract: This list provides definitions for a variety of health-related terms with regards to art and craft materials.
Source: True Art
URL: http://www.trueart.info/terminology.htm

Toxic Art Supplies Code, Illinois
Abstract: This is a menu of the Illinois Administrative Code database that applies to toxic art supplies for schools. The purpose and applicability states that "The Toxic Art Supplies in Schools Act requires the department to develop lists of art or craft materials which cannot be purchased or ordered for use in kindergarten through sixth grade. These lists are distributed by the State Superintendent of Education to all school districts in Illinois, as well as making the lists available to preschools, child care centers, and other businesses and organizations which involve children in the use of art or craft materials. This part contains standards for inclusion and removal of a product on the list of products which can not be purchased or ordered by schools, as well as the list of materials which can be purchased or ordered." The lists identify those that are approved and not approved.
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
URL: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07700848se
ctions.html

True Art Information
Abstract: Available through True Art, this information covers art hazards, art materials, on-line art material stores, lists of supplies, and creative process information.
Source: True Art
URL: http://www.trueart.info/

U.S. EPA Regional Pollution Prevention Programs
Abstract: The 10 U.S. EPA regional offices and contacts are provided. Regional questions regarding pollution prevention for arts education can be initiated with these contacts.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/p2/pubs/local.htm#regions

U.S. EPA: Human Health Research Program
Abstract: EPA's Human Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to chemicals affects people's health. The site is designed for the general public as well as for the scientific community. The site provides easy access to research and results on methods, tools, and data needed to improve risk assessments to protect the public. Visitors to the site will find an overview of the research, information on how research has contributed to decision making, resource materials available in journal publications and reports, and a listing of meetings and conferences.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/hhrp/

WIMA Safety Information on Pencils
Abstract: WIMA provides lists of manufacturers who comply with safety certification programs for classroom suppliers of pencils, erasers, and ink.
Source: Writing Instruments Manufacturers Association
URL: http://www.wima.org/SafetyInformation/tabid/81/Default.aspx

Wood Working Toxic Woods
Abstract: This searchable database is designed for artists and identifies 46 different woods, including exotics and natives.
Source: City of Tucson, Health and Safety in the Arts
URL: http://www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/wood2.html

 


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