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PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: Artist Beware: The Hazards in Working with All Art and Craft Materials & the Precautions Every Artist and Craftsperson Should Take
Author/Editor: Michael McCann
Description: Revised edition. A comprehensive overview on preventing and correcting health hazards of art and craft materials. Analyzes materials and the harm they can create.
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Publication Date: 2005
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Title: The Artists Complete Health & Safety Guide 
Author/Editor: Monona Rossol
Description: Revised edition. A guide to using potentially toxic materials safely and ethically.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: CARFAC Advisory Notes
Description: Includes Warehouse Studio Health and Safety and Health Hazards and Safety Tips for Artists. Available for purchase on a CD-ROM in PDF format. Free to members.   
Publisher: CARFAC Ontario
URL: www.carfacontario.ca/CARFAC-Ontarios-Advisory-Notes 
Title: Health Hazards for Photographers
Author/Editor: Siegfried and Wolfgang Rempel
Description: The safe use of chemicals used in photography.
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Publication Date: 1992
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Title: The Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist
Author: Karen Michel  
Description: Inspires artists to make better eco-conscious choices within their work and their studios and shows them how. Includes recipes for DIY art supplies such as ones for mixing your own non-toxic paints and adhesives and making your own papers from recycled paper; safe and green practices for the workspace; a fresh look at using recycled materials; and a resource guide for eco-friendly materials and supplies, including websites and forum links.
Publishere:  Quarry Books
Publication date:  2009
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Title: Health Hazards Manual for Artists
Author/Editor: Michael McCann
Description: Revised edition. Details harmful effects caused by art materials, and procedures that can make working with these materials safer.
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication Date: 2008
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Title: The Healthy Artist 
Description: Information on the dangerous materials in an artists’ studio and how to minimize the dangers. There is also a FAQ listing at the back on safety in the studio.
Publisher: CARFAC Ontario
Publication Date: 2007
URL: www.carfacontario.ca/page-18205 
Title: Making Art Safely. Alternative Methods and Materials in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Design, and Photography
Author/Editor: Merle Spandorfer, Deborah Curtiss, and Jack Snyder
Description: Identifies hazardous materials and techniques that are commonly used in art. Demonstrates safe alternatives through text and step-by-step illustrations.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 1995
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Title: Overexposure: Health Hazards in Photography
Author/Editor: Susan D. Shaw and Monona Rossol
Description: Revised edition. Covers all facets of the risks faced by photographers, lab personnel, and others involved with photographic chemicals. Includes pointers for setting up a safe workplace.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 1991
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Title: Printmaking Revolution: New Advancements in Technology, Safety, and Sustainability
Author: Dwight Pogue
Description: A tome of the newest advances in printmaking for today’s environmentally conscious artists and   master printers.  Provides recommendations for safer environmentally friendly and non-carcinogenic methods for creating  prints. Includes groundbreaking information on embracing green, petroleum-free, nontoxic materials that comply with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Publication Date: 2012
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Title: Ventilation: A Practical Guide for Artists, Craftspeople, and Others in the Arts
Authors: Nancy Clark, Thomas Cutter, and Jean-Ann McGrane .  
Desription: Discusses art materials that contain toxic or harmful chemicals, and the precautions artists should take pertaining to ventilation.
Pulisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: 1987

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PERIODICALS

Title: ACTS FACTS
Description: Discusses topics related to health hazards and the arts.
Frequency: Monthly
Publisher: Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety (ACTS)
URL: www.artscraftstheatersafety.org/newsletter.html

 


WEBSITES

Title: Health Hazards for the Artist
Description: A bibliography of resources. Sponsored by the Cleveland Institute of Art.
URL: www.cia.edu/files/assets/healthhazardsfortheartist.pdf