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RE: clay story hazard clarification


From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 12:28:06 PST

Woody - you are too funny. I love it!


-----Original Message-----
From: Woody Duncan []
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 1:34 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: clay story hazard clarification

I tell my students that every medium that I stock in the art
room is safe for students. I tell them that it has all been tested
by a prestigious laboratory. They test it on rats. They feed a
small quantity to 100 rats. If more than 50 rats survive then
it is assumed to be save for children.

I never have a problem with students putting paint or
clay in their mouths after hearing my explanation.

                                                        Woody, Iced in,
in KC wrote:
> common sense..exactly! I would not have students eat
paint...yet there is no harm in them using it. It is amazing to me how
worked up folks get these days. It is frustrating that instead of
teaching children how to safely use tools and instruments, they are just
not allowed to use them at all....<sigh>
> My vent for the day!

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