Individuals of all ages use art materials. Certain chemicals you find in art materials have the possibility to harm your health specifically if you use them over a long period of time.
You must take note that the danger can be higher for kids. Furthermore, it can have risks for individuals with physical and mental challenges. It can also affect individuals with certain unhealthy lifestyles and genetic diseases.
Why do art materials have the potential to cause health problems?
Metallic compounds and other chemicals can cause harm to the DNA in your body. Your DNA carries the information that guides all the activities being performed in your cells, organs, and bodies. This information is vital. You should not damage or alter this. In a normal cell, if there is any damage to DNA, you can fix it by DNA maintenance systems. However, if you expose an organ or a cell continuously to a chemical compound that has the capacity to damage DNA, the risk to the DNA becomes too much.