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Art Supplies Need to be Safe for Children
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - List - Web site
Summary: Whether the supplies are intended for home or school, this introduction provides general information on toxics and kids, toxics in arts and crafts materials, plastics in food packaging, and more.
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Hazardous Products Substitutes
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades K-3 and can be used in both science and health education. Students will recognize signal words and visual symbols that indicate the presence of hazardous substances; identify "how much" of various products would be dangerous...
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Hazardous Routes
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5 and can be used in health and English. Students will identify ways people dispose of household hazardous waste; identify the impacts these disposal methods have on health and the environment; suggest safe alternative man...
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Law Requires Review and Labeling of Art Materials Including Children's Art and Drawing Products
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: In 1988 a law was signed by the President that required labeling of hazardous art materials. This article describes the content of the law.
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Pittsburg Paint's MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: If you have a product number you can locate the MSDS for your paint, primer or stain from Pittsburg Paint.
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Reduce your child's exposure to chemicals
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report
Summary: In addition to largely unknown chronic effects, many chemicals in common household products pose immediate danger if accidentally ingested. For those reasons, consumers should read labels carefully and choose products that appear to pose the lowest risk. It's...
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Stuff The Secret Lives of Everyday Things
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, John C. Ryan and Alan Thein Durning

ISBN 1-886093-04-0

This 86-page book servers as an introduction to stuff in our everyday lives. Descriptions of how items are made will help us think about the consequences of consu...

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Toxic Art Materials: What Every Artist Should Know
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: For casual hobbyists and professional artists alike, art supplies have become such familiar materials that one rarely stops to seriously consider their specific ingredients. Provided is a discussion on labels. This article is from the 2003 Expo for the Artist...
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