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Document ID (ISN)59071
CIS number 92-1933
ISSN - Serial title 0731-8898 - Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lu P.C.
Title A health hazard assessment in school arts and crafts
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 1992, Vol.11, No.1, p.12-17. 61 ref.
Abstract Students and instructors of arts and crafts classes are often unaware of the potential risks from exposure to some of the arts and crafts materials they use, either because of a false sense of security engendered by working with the materials on a daily basis, or because of a lack of specific knowledge of the hazardous ingredients contained in them. A three-year study of college arts and crafts students indicates a high incidence of allergic reactions for exposure of less than 70 hours within a period of seven weeks. A self-evaluation method is developed to identify and minimise these hazards. This checklist of 15 parameters covers identifiable hazardous areas and situations in arts and crafts classrooms. Record keeping and promotion of student awareness are also addressed.
Descriptors (primary) arts and crafts; harmful substances; allergic reactivity; health hazards; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) wood dust; safety consciousness; toxic gases; check lists; carpentry; pottery finishing; organic solvents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Allergies