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Re: Art PLACE test in Colorado


Date: Fri Oct 20 2000 - 16:00:21 PDT

Hi Betsy,

Your response is the only one I have received so far. The study guide also
says: "procedures for maintaining two-dimensional (and three-dimensional) art
equipment; and safety procedures and requirements for two-dimensional (and
three dimensional) art." It is a bit confusing without more details.

I did find some information in the back of an "ArtTalk" textbook regarding
contents of chemicals in art supplies. It also talks about long-term
exposure to some materials such as lead, glues and pesticides. It also talks
about the way the body absorbs these chemicals. There is further discussion
about reading the labeling on products about its toxicity. It also says that
you may request a Material Safety Data Sheet (OSHA Form 20) from the
manufacturer. There is also a voluntary labeling standards developed by the
art materials industry. The Art and Craft Materials Institute has a list of
institute-certified products.

The Art and Craft Materials Institute
715 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

There is also quite a few "don't" statements as well. Some are common sense
and some I would not have known. I can send those to you if you are
interested. I'm hoping some of this information on safety is the same as on
the test. The study guide is not specific enough. I hope the above
information is of some use to you.