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Re: Bleach

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Mon, 23 Aug 1999 18:57:04 -0500

Hey all,
In response to bleach talk ( which started because of pulp talk), I know of a
teacher that does a positive / negative lesson where she has the kids spray a
1/2 bleach and 1/2 water solution on black t-shirts that have clear contact
paper designs stuck on the shirt. The results are fabulous and the kids love
it. She hasn't any probs with the process from what I understand. I know we
are always( or should be) concerned about student safety, but there are risks
with many materials we use. I know of an incident where a kid jumped on a table
with scissors and threatened his classmates. So do we not use scissors anymore?


Wizzlewolf wrote:

> Pablo,
> You do whatever. However, bleach is unnecessary. Why would you want to
> jeopardize student health for any reason. I know that my school district has
> strict standards for chemical use with children. Yes, chorine is used in
> pools. However, pool chlorine is diluted with thousands of gallons of water.
> Have you read the warning labels on bleach? You aren't suppose to inhale or
> have skin contact. I have seen the effects of illness due to art materials
> and related chemicals. It can be terrible. I just don't think this is a
> chance you need to take with kids. Especially when there is no real reason
> for its use. I have made paper with kids since 1976. I never used a drop of
> bleach. Why risk it? (I bet if you asked your Superintendent of Schools this
> question, he would have a very quick and certain answer.)
> wizzle