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Lesson Plans

Pastel dust

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menichino (menichino)
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 10:51:35 -0500

Hi --
What are your thoughts on the dust that's created in a roomful of kids
drawing with soft pastels? It looks awfully cloudy in my room last week
Thanks --
Liz in rural NY

Sharon wrote:
> You are right to caution about dryer lint. As I remember,
> the problem with lint is the small particles in the dust.
> Very simply put, any particle smaller than .2 microns goes
> easily into the lungs and stays there. Scar tissue develops
> around it and interferes with the function of the lungs.
> This is how asbestos does it's damage. !