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Re: inexpensive, self-hardening clays!

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Gina Booth (ginab.ar.us)
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 21:34:43 -0600 (CST)

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I read all the great recipes for clay dough mixes, sawdust, corn starch, etc.

I just had to tell you all of a sad but true memory this evokes.

In my student teaching days (1974) I brought home a phamplet with those
same or similar recipes. However, one recipe was a recipe for asbestos
clay!!!!

This is for real. In a classroom teachers craft recipe book.
The main ingredient was asbestos powder.

They said in the article if you had trouble find a source for it that it
was used for patching flues or something.

When I recently saw a class action suit being filed on asbestos I sent
the organization a Xexox of the page and the title page, etc. UNREAL!


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