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A Case Study of Environmental, Health & Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, MA Public School System
Type: Case Study - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: This case study, prepared by Todd H. Dresser of the Burlington (MA) Board of Health, details an extensive review of environmental, and health and safety (EHS) issues involving the Burlington, Massachusetts public school system, which began in 1992. The case s...
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A Small Dose of Toxicology Book
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Author: Steven Gilbert, Ph.D, DABT, ISBN:0415311683 280 pages This is a professional and technical book for the layman that is a user-friendly resource on toxicology of common chemicals including alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, heavy metals, solvents and r...
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ABC's of Healthy Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: This is brief brochure provides suggestions for creating a voice for children and creating healthy school environments.
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AMACO America Clay Company Product Information
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: "Since 1940, the Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc. has been certifying art material labeling through a program of toxicological evaluation by a medical expert. American Art Clay Co., Inc. is a charter member of that program and has the distinction of...
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Art & Creative Materials Institute
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: "The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) is an international association, composed of a diverse and involved membership, and is recognized as the leading authority on art and craft materials. Founded in 1940, ACMI was organized to assist its membe...
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Art Material Alternatives
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - List - Web site
Summary: This is an abbreviated list of commonly used art supplies and suggested materials. A more comprehensive list of certified supplies for school use is provided within the document.
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Art Safety Training Guide
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: List - Manual/Handbook - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: This training guide provides basic information for working safely with chemicals and operations in Visual Arts. The guide is intended to supplement, but not replace, the safety orientation for faculty and students in Visual Arts. Included are chapters on pho...
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Art Supplies Need to be Safe for Children
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - List - Web site
Summary: Whether the supplies are intended for home or school, this introduction provides general information on toxics and kids, toxics in arts and crafts materials, plastics in food packaging, and more.
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Art Teacher Toolbox
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: This site offers a list of resources for art teachers that includes Links to Keep Your Students Safe.
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Artist Beware: The Hazards In Working With All Art And Craft Materials And The Precautions Every Artist And Photographer Should Take
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

Authors, McCann, Michael, PhD, CIH

ISBN 1-59228-592-9

Dr. McCann presents a comprehensive manual on the hards of working with all art and craft materials and the precautions every artist and craftsperso...

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Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

AuthorsRossol, Monona.

ISBN 1581152043

Monona Rossol provides a comprehenshive guidebook on raw materials used by artists, their reglations, associated risks, and precautions for individual media incud...

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Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technical services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities. A part of the fees from our consulting services goes to support our free a...
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Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This Web site provides a lengthy list of resources and links that cover theater and the arts, photography, metalworking, classrooms, working safely as well as a lengthy list of safety links. Training, MSDS resources, and much more.
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Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technical services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities. A part of the fees from our consulting services goes to support our free a...
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Benjamin Moore Paints MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: This is a lengthy selection of house interior and exterior paints, industrial coatings and primers offered by Benjamin Moore Paints and their accompanying MSDSs.
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Better Art Supplies for Budding Artists
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: If your child has a penchant for the visual arts, the last thing you want to do is discourage his or her emerging talents by scrooging on supplies. But be on the lookout for unhealthy materials. Many paints and markers contain neurotoxic solvents like turpenti...
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California EPA Art Hazards List for Elementary Grades
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials
Summary: This is a list of products that should not be purchased or used in the art and craft projects for grades K-6 in California schools.
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Ceramics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Ceramic art and pottery has a wide variety of hazards. The specific hazards and precautions can be divided into four areas: workking with clay, glazing and coloring, firing in a kil, and potential leaching of finished ware. This resources discusses clay, gla...
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Crafting Aluminum Art and Foiling Around
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Holiday - Recycled Products - School Projects
Summary: Use aluminum cans to create aluminum wreaths and centerpieces. Free patterns are provided. A waste-free E-book is also sold and it appears to be chock full of creative projects including holiday crafts, baskets and boxes, wall hangings and more. Links to ot...
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Crayon Recycle Program
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: The Crayon Recycle Program offers an opportunity to "do your part for the Earth" as well as a community service. Crayon drives can be organized and recycled. This program takes rejected, broken crayons and recycles them into new beautiful Crazy Crayons.
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Dangers of Modern Art
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Some art supplies contain ingredients that are harmful to both humans and the environment. These include naturally occurring heavy metals such as lead, cobalt, cadmium, and manganese, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as turpentine, xylene, acetone, a...
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Definition of Terms (Toxic Art Materials)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: Non-technical definitions to terms applied to art materials and issues of toxicity.
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Detoxify Your Studio
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - List
Summary: First hand, practical tips for detoxifying the art studio are provided by a practicing artist. These tips provide good advice for art teachers.
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Developing Environmental Safety in the Arts - Princeton's Approach
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This 45-slide presentation covers a variety of art topics and styles as well as environmental hazards.
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Dictionary of Toxins
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Glossary
Summary: This dictionary provides details on toxins, chemistry, affects, and health/environmental concerns.
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Earthways, Simple Environmental Activities for Young Children
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary:

Non-Fiction, Lessons

Authors, Carol Petrash

ISBN 0-87659-156-X

Earthways is full of nature crafts and seasonal activities approporaite for young children and for enhancing environmental awareness in young children....

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Educational Theatre Association
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Through advocacy, education, and connections members of this association can learn about concerns in theatre health safety.
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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This user-friendly manual is organized into typical school departments (administration, academic, facilities operation and maintenance, grounds, custodial, transportation, nursing and printing. Within each “unit” are the various programs. Within facilities ope...
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Environmental Health & Safety in the Arts: A Guide for K-12 Schools, Colleges and Artisans
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools, with emphasis on the arts including fine arts labs/art studios, photography labs, and computer labs.
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Environmental Virtual Campus
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this virtual campus uses an engaging, intuitive format to highlight potential environmental issues at nine campus areas, and provides compliance information and good management practices on a number...
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Exposing Ourselves to Art
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: "Artists are exposed through their work to a number of potentially harmful chemicals, fumes, dusts, and heavy metals. Each discipline has its own hazardous materials, such as the potter's lead glazes, the painter's toluene-based solvents, the printer's cyanide...
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Exposure to Toxic/Poisonous Substances in Classrooms
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Brief rationalization for concerns with references.
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Eyes: Windows to the World
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students read and discuss an article on vision disorders related to environmental exposures. Then they use the article as the basis for the creation of a photo collage using both their own photos and images collected from various sources. This is an integrat...
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Glidden Paints MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: The MSDS are available for Glidden products.
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Glue From Milk! A Sticky solution
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment examines how chemical reaction can change into a new product and how renewable resources can be used in our everyday lives.
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Greening School Lesson Plan Format (PDF)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Lesson plans are beginning to appear in the Greening School's Resource list for teachers. Formal lessons will use this format. If you have lessons to submit that meet the greening principles, if they address chemistry, biology, geology, other sciences or art...
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Guidelines for the safe use of art and craft materials
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: This guide provides a focus on elementary art materials and exposure concerns.
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Hazardous Pigments
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Although many manufacturers are switching to alternatives because of increased awareness of safety and health concerns, there is still material that can be considered hazardous. This brief article identifies some of the concerns.
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Hazards in Ceramics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Hazards in Ceramics describes materials, allergies, skin problems, firing toxins, basement kilns, fixing a toxic house, kilns in schools, eyesight damage, uranium, back injuries and wrist problems and a pottery link.
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Health & Safety in the Arts
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Database - Web site
Summary: This site offers a collection of searchable databases for art mediums, studio safety, and health links. The art medium includes ceramics, child art, commercial art, glass art, painting & drawing pigments-preservatives-techniques, photography, printmaking, scul...
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Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington
Type: Checklist - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide's primary focus is to recommend good health and safety practices to help ensure safer schools in the state of Washington. It is not aimed at prevention intentional violence in schools. It shall jointly prepare a guide for use by department personn...
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Health and Safety of Art Materials
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: Labeling of Hazardous Materials, Material Safety Data Sheets and Paint Storage Tips are provided by Dick Blick, a supplier of art materials.
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Household Products Database
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Database - Web site
Summary: Searchable database of products, ingredients, and material safety data sheets for auto products, inside the home, pesticides, landscape/yard, personal care/use, home maintenance, arts & crafts and pet care.
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How to Clean & Work with Less Clay Dust
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This article provides ideas for reducing clay dust and long term health effects from exposure to clay dust.
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IAQ Tools for Schools Kit - Ventilation Checklist
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist
Summary: Checklists for administration, building maintenance, food service, health officer, integrated pest managmenet, renovation and repairs, school officials, teacher's classroom, ventilation, walk though inspection, and waste management are all available from this...
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Illinois Toxic Art Supplies Code
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This is a menu of the Illinois Administrative Code database that applies to toxic art supplies for schools. The purpose and applicability states that: "The Toxic Art Supplies in Schools Act requires the Department to develop lists of art or craft materials w...
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Imagination Factory, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - List - Recycled Products - School Projects
Summary: This site combines arts and crafts and environmental education (and a lot of recycling/reusing). Lessons and activities are offered, and a list of suggested art uses (for items commonly placed into the waste stream) is provided. Each of these links to a proj...
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Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Teacher's Classroom Checklist
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - List - Web site
Summary: General cleanliness, animals in the classroom, drain traps, moisture, thermal comfort, ventilation and fans, art and science supplies, industrial and vocational education supplies and the locker room are all addressed.
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Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Glossary of Terms
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This is an 18-page glossary of technical terms for indoor and outdoor air quality.
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ISETSA Hazards and Lists of Hazards
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - List - Web site
Summary: ISETSA has provided a select number of typical hazards and hazardous exposures that have been identified in the Entertainment Industry and have been observed over the last forty-five years in the secondary educational theaters. Topics for hazards include che...
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Junk Music
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Recycled Products
Summary: Up to 200 pieces of junk and possibly an entire orchestra, videos, concert schedules, background information and more open up opportunities for using recycled materials.
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Keeping the Artist Safe: Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Bibliography
Summary: Bibliography of environmental safety and health information for art teachers and artists.
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Kid's Art, Hands-on Art Education Art Supplies
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Web site
Summary: "At KidsArt, we do our best to provide only AP and CP Nontoxic certified products, or alert you if a product does not carry this certification. It is your responsibility to examine and confirm the safety and age-appropriateness of art materials before they are...
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Kool Aid Purses
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - School Projects
Summary: A high school student designs purses from Kool Aid packets.
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Law Requires Review and Labeling of Art Materials Including Children's Art and Drawing Products
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: In 1988 a law was signed by the President that required labeling of hazardous art materials. This article describes the content of the law.
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Make-Stuff
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Holiday - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Gift ideas, decorating suggestions, food and food gifts are some of the many suggestions found at this Website. Be aware that this site does have a lot of pop ups if that is a concern but the volume is worth that minor inconvenience.
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Mercury-Free Alternatives for Schools
Summary: The purpose of this fact sheet is to help schools identify and find alternatives to mercury and other hazardous materials that may be present in school facilities. It focuses primarily on mercury compounds and mercury-containing equipment used in curriculum a...
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MSDS
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: An easy-to-use format for locating your MSDS's using either keywords or searching alphabetically. These have been written and developed for use by science instructors teaching grades 6 through 12 and community colleges.
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MSDS for Ceramics (Art Department)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: Products generally used in ceramics are identified with links to appropriate MSDS information.
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MSDS Databases
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Use this tool to conduct a search on MSDS information for anything from cleaning supplies, pesticides, to chemicals and art supplies used in the classroom.
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MSDS FAQ's
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: The table of contents includes What is a Material Safety Data Sheet, Who are MSDS's for, What does an MSDS look like, Are there any tutorials that explain how to read an MSDS. Where can I get MSDS's. In addition to an introduction, regulations links are provi...
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MSDS Resources for Photography (Art Department)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: Products generally used in photography are identified with links to appropriate MSDS information.
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No-waste Holiday
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - Holiday - List - Web site
Summary: If you're reading this, the "holiday season" has begun. Time to share with family and friends often becomes lots of time shopping, parties and gatherings, food preparation—and stress. Are you feeling "holidazed"? Do you find yourself wondering how the season p...
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Old Red Rocking Chair, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author, Phyllis Root

ISBN 1559700637

A discarded old red rocking chair somehow becomes transformed and eventually returns to the owner as a treasure. Recycling becomes an art form as this old chair is discarded and rescued fou...

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OSHA Eye and Fact Protection (PPE)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Safety goggles are intended to proect the eyes and this site helps clarify the requirements and matches the task to the protection equipment.
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Overview of Hazards
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - List
Summary: Included in the overview is terminology, types of exposures, allergic reactions, and safety issues in case of illness or fire.
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Pittsburg Paint's MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: If you have a product number you can locate the MSDS for your paint, primer or stain from Pittsburg Paint.
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Poisoned By Painting: The problem of toxic art-supplies
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: The bloody noses in the morning, the dizziness, nausea and headaches it all finally got to me. I didn't realize it at the time, but I was poisoning myself with oil-based paint.This article is a personal account of problems associated with using toxic materials...
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Pollution Prevention Management in the Arts, Art & Theatre
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Guidelines from US EPA for best management practces for colleges and art education.
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Pregnancy and the Crafts Professional
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist
Summary: While chemicals in the art room can adversely affect pregnant women, these are also being found to affect young children. This article provides good information and suggestions for reading labels, using caution, and interpreting chemical contents of art mater...
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Product Health & Safety Information
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Label explanations, glaze information, links to material safety data sheets, and additional links for MSDS's.
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Providing Safety & Hazard Information for the Arts
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: "ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health,safety, industrial hygiene, technical services and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities." They offer a valuable selection of data sheets on a variety of art-related...
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Recycled Christmas Tree
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Holiday - Web site
Summary: Instruction on how to make disposable and environmentally free ornaments are provided.
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Recycled Holiday Crafts, Watching Your Waste at the Holidays
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Holiday - Recycled Products - Web site
Summary: Crafts, crafts and more crafts abound along with explanations on recycling metal, plastic and glass. Some very different suggestions for projects include "Christmas Card Balls"
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Recycling Lesson Plans/Recycling Thematic Units/Recycling Activities
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Lessons, printouts, clip art, crafts, books, and internet resources are all recommended at this site. Activities range from K-12, they include science, math, social studies and reading. The site has a commercial source for publications as well as a providing...
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Reduce your child's exposure to chemicals
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report
Summary: In addition to largely unknown chronic effects, many chemicals in common household products pose immediate danger if accidentally ingested. For those reasons, consumers should read labels carefully and choose products that appear to pose the lowest risk. It's...
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Safety Precautions
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - List
Summary: Safety advice for using solvents, gases, sprays, dusts, and other materials frequently used in art.
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Solar Matters I
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This unit provides an introduction to solar energy, the importance of it in our lives and its impact on the future of energy devleopment. Included is a solar bead activity, cooking tips, and solar cell simulation (and much more). Designed for grades K-2.
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Stained Glass Glue
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Many artists spend time making their own materials to create a work of art that is unique to them. They may be looking for a certain texture, color, interaction with light, or special ability to be molded, bent, twisted or carved in a certain way. Creating the...
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Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Glossary - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center (NSC's EHC) and the US EPA have developed a Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Quality. This guide is an excellent companion tool to accompany the IAQ Tools for Schools. The guide provides worksheets and an...
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Theater & Dance Safety Information Sheets
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: The Department of Theater & Dance is committed to safety. All too often individuals working in theater and dance ignore personal health and safety due to deadlines and other stresses of these art forms. Proper education, planning, and communication creates a h...
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Theater and Art Safety, Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Resources from Connecticut College's office of environmental health and safety include theater safety, graphic art safety, their hazard communication handbook, and a list of tools and links.
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Toolbox for Parks and Resource Managers
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Green Museum online offers a toolbox for parks and resource managers who are interested in using environmental art to help address land stewardship issues. They have provided a few insightful resources. Follow some of their links back to artists and communit...
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Toxic Art Materials: What Every Artist Should Know
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: For casual hobbyists and professional artists alike, art supplies have become such familiar materials that one rarely stops to seriously consider their specific ingredients. Provided is a discussion on labels. This article is from the 2003 Expo for the Artist...
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True Art Information
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: Available through True Art: information about art hazards, art materials and online art material stores, lists of supplies and creative process information.
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UV Bead Magic (Solar Beads)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Using ultraviolet detecting beads, students will be able to explain how the amount of UV radiation varies in differing conditions of sun and shade and they will be able to explain the importance of using sunscreen. (A source for solar energy beads is www.teac...
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Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: Glossary, software, suppliers, fun stuff (games), quizzes, book resources and more can be identified along with MSDS search assistance.
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WIMA Safety Information on Pencils
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - List
Summary: WIMA provides lists of manufacturers who comply with safety certification programs for classroom suppliers of pencils, erasers and ink.
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WonderNet Your Science Place in Cyberspace
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: View all of the topics avaiable online from WonderNet. These include calcium,chemical reactions, chemistry and art, earth's atmosphere, magnets, polymers and much more.
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Wood Working Toxic Woods
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Database
Summary: This is a searchable database of Health and Safety information for artists that identifies wood types, reaction types and sites, potency, source of irritant and the incidence. This identifies 46 different woods, both exotics and native woods.
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Woodworking Hazards
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Wood is one of the most commonly used material in art, crafts,and home hobbies. Wood is used forframing and installations, as well as in the creation of sculpture, furniture, crafts, jewelry, theatrical props and more. Woodworking involves techniques such as...
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