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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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