Not All Art Materials Are Safe

Art materials such as crayons, watercolors, paints, are used by people of all ages. They can bring out your creativity and they are fun to use. But not all art materials are safe especially for children. There are some chemicals and toxins found in these materials that can potentially harm ones health. They can cause slight to major health problems. This is especially true when these materials are used in a long period of time, ingested or even inhaled. Remember that there are laws and regulations that are mandated to protect its users. Manufacturers are required to properly label the product. It should include the production and expiration date including when the last review of the ingredients was performed. Manufactures should be responsible enough to make their consumers aware of the potential risk when handling these art materials. They should include in their label the health risks associated with use. As a user we should learn to use these materials in a responsible and careful way. We should always supervise our children when we give this to them for use. Reading labels and knowing the different ingredients used including the possible effects to our health is important.  Let’s be alert for any accident and we should be prompt enough to treat them. Going to the nearest hospital during serious cases is important.

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