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Research Update

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joym (joym)
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 08:20:04 -0400

My only agenda is cutting past the smoke screen to get to the facts of
chemicals & safety. No one is debating that to what extent we take
precautions is a personal choice. What makes me dig deaper is those who
would have us remain ignorant of the content of ANY art materials we may
choose to work with, and those who blindly acccept PARTIAL information as
being enough to make safety choices on.

Poison Control centers, Howard is undoubtedly correct that poison control
centers would not give out propietary information. However, the fact that
all poison control centers across the country know the content of p.c. was
reported to me by the manufacturer, so I assume they told me the truth. No
doubt, there is a law that requires it.

MSDS: Hellooooo, are you listening? An MSDS can say that a product is
"non-toxic", & that label or statement ONLY makes sense WITHIN THE
THRESHOLD VALUES established in the test. If you don't know what the
threshold values are in comparison to YOUR weight, frequency of usage &
exposure, the "non-toxic" MSDS statement is useless. As I said, the testing
& labeling processes do NOT assume professional artist, day to day usage,
and there is no commonly accepted usage for the term"non-toxic".

I have spoken to artists who have used the services of The Center for
Safety in the Arts. I do believe they do research. According to their
website.they charge an annual fee to join & use those services. Thanks,
Wheat, for your work on our behalf.