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Re: rubber cement

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craig roland (rol1851.EDU)
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 10:42:18 -0500

Regarding the warnings about rubber cement:

I recall seeing a five-part series on a local news program in Illinois
several years ago titled something like "Dangers in the Classroom." The
point of the series was to warn parents (students & teachers) about hazards
that exist in school. In one of the segments which dealt with hazards in
the artroom, the reporter held up a can of rubber cement as an example of
the kinds of things kids are working with everyday that pose potential
hazards. On that segment, I also recall, an interview with an art teacher
who was experiencing health problems (including short-term memory loss) due
to years of exposure to among other things, rubber cement.

As an art teacher, I use to buy rubber cement by the gallons and used it in
the classroom for things like photograms, mounting artwork and watercolor
resist...which I suppose is the cause of my absentmindness and
forgetfulness these days. ;^)

Let's be careful out there...and practice "safe art!"