Arts and Crafts Materials Can Cause Health Problems
If you are looking for the right arts and crafts materials to make your
next project with, there are many places that you can look. To begin with, there are all the wonderful arts and
crafts stores you can go to and see if you can find what you are looking for. If you are not successful or are just
looking for a bigger selection, think about trying the internet. There are many websites that sell the kind of arts
and crafts materials you might be looking for.
Whatever your hobby might be, from pottery making to beading, embroidery, woodworking or doll
making, your arts and crafts materials are available at a good price from a web based crafts stores. The only issue
when buying your arts and crafts materials, no matter where you purchase from, is that there have been safety
hazards discovered and this is something you need to watch when making your purchases. For example if you are a
painter you must be careful that you do not inhale the dust that can fly into the air when you are mixing your
paints. As well, there are dangers from the solvents that you require to clean your brush when you are done. Spray
paints can also pose a danger. They can be a health risk if accidently inhaled. As well most of the materials you
use when painting are flammable.
Even when working with staining glass for window making you have the lead fumes that can be a
danger during the soldering process. The glass powder that comes up when the glass is being grinded can also
be dangerous if inhaled. For those whose craft is photography the chemicals used to develop the photographs can be
a problem, they are very strong and definitely poisonous but as well they are potentially a problem for a person’s
skin. They can cause rashes so using latex gloves for protection would be wise. Even the fumes from some of the
glues used in woodworking can be dangerous and potentially do lung damage. This is not to dissuade you from your
hobby but only to suggest caution when working with various arts and crafts materials.