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Health Hazards Manual for Artistsby Angela Babin
Synopses & Reviews
The classic resource for working artists and art students
In this updated and revised edition of the classic reference on health hazards faced by working artists and art students, Michael McCann—the leading authority in the field—and coauthor Angela Babin provide clear and comprehensive information on a broad range of arts—from painting and photography to sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, computer, and childrens art. Health Hazards Manual for Artists, Sixth Edition, is the only concise resource that covers all relevant topics related to labeling, chemicals, safety, and first aid.
For beginners and professionals alike, this practical work is a must-have resource for every art class, studio, and home.
This fully revised edition includes:
New chapters on the hazards of metals and minerals and on art student safety
Sections on ventilation, non-silver photo processing, and computer graphics
Information on various artistic fields, what materials to avoid, and how
chemicals and other agents might affect the artist directly
Book News Annotation:
In this update of his enduring text (first published in 1975) McCann (industrial hygiene and chemistry, Columbia U., New York) provides an overview of the hazards for artists of all types working with a variety of materials, tools, and environments. Early chapters address how art materials including solvents and aerosol sprays, acids and alkalis, and metals affect the body. The chapters in part two address the hazards of specific media such as: painting, printmaking, ceramics, stone, woodworking, plastics sculpture, welding, enameling, photography, textiles, and commercial and graphic arts. One chapter is dedicated to children and art materials. The final part covers safety in the studio including the substitution of safer materials and processes and details on personal protective equipment (including material-dependant types of filters for respirators). The appendices list contact information for US occupational health clinics as well as places to find art safety equipment. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is the trusted resource for working artists and art students written by the leading authority on these health hazards. Whether you work in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, computer, or children’s art, this is the only reference book that covers all the dangers associated with metals, minerals, and chemicals. With illustrations throughout, this first aid book shows how to treat injuries and work with proper caution while still being creative. Updates include new ventilation, photo processing, and computer systems. Whether you are a beginner or professional, this is a must for every school, art studio, and home.
About the Author
MICHAEL MCCANN, Ph.D., C.I.H. is one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts . He was the founder and President of the Center for Safety in the Arts until it closed due to loss of funding in1995, and is author of the distinguished ARTIST BEWARE, the most exhaustive reference book on the subject of health hazards for artists.
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