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Re: thanks-plaster-curriculmn


Date: Thu Sep 05 2002 - 03:15:15 PDT

In a message dated 9/4/02 11:45:31 PM, writes:

<< Second, years ago I used to do plaster cloth masks directly on the face of
my students. Now that I am back teaching art at the high school level and
while looking at art supply catalogs I noticed that plaster is no longer
recommended for direct skin contact. Has health issues developed? >>

This is not recommended for several reasons: 1. plaster in the eyes (I did
this in a graduate class and had problems for days after!) 2. Alergies and
skin reactions.