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Re: ceramics and pregnancy

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Patricia Munce (pdmun)
Tue, 7 Jan 1997 19:11:10 -0800


You are so right. Other gases are emited also. That is why I will just
fire bisque with a venting system.
I don't even want to trust the vent with glazes. Since I have an outside
kiln, I can limit that to the glazing projects.

I am sure there are still kilns being fired in unvented classrooms and the
teachers think it just smells bad,
but is not harmful. Headaches would be one of the first symptoms that you
are getting poisoned.

Pat Munce
Madera High School
Madera, CA

>Be careful as well breathing in fumes from the bisque firing. This firing
>emits dangerous toxins as well. Studio Potter Magazine some years back had
>information on this and through this article I was able to discern that I
>had carbon monoxide poisoning through the bisque firing. My kiln was in my
>classroom. (perhaps it was carbon dioxide poisioning, regardless I was
>almost incapicated and took a while for recovery).