Eye Injuries in Ceramic Practice
Eye injuries are not something we always consider when practicing
ceramics. They may especially occur over lengthy periods of time
from firing kilns. Unfortunately eye protection is something not
always emphasized enough in schools.
Edouard Bastarache discusses the dangers of the glaze component
Barium in ceramics. This article is also available in French.
Edouard Bastarache fills us in on the dangers of Rare Earthsin ceramics.
Rare earths are relatively soft metals, malleable, with a
bright silver luster. The most common is cerium and
it is more abundant than lead or copper. French & English.
Edouard Bastarache writes about the dangers of molybdenum in
ceramics. Molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) is used in ceramics as
a colorant to produce yellowish and yellow green colors. French
Chromium for Potters
Edouard Bastarache gives us some useful information on the dangers
to postters of using chromium compounds in ceramics. French
All about lead, From Ceramics Today.
Micro-organisms in Ceramics
Smart Conseil and Edouard Bastarache write about problems with micro-organisms
in ceramics. (English & French versions available.)
A compelling article about manganese poisoning by Elke Blodgett.
Anyone working with manganese should read this.
Safety in the Studio
Working with hazardous machinery and materials, From Ceramics Today
Toxic Materials Database
An explanation of ceramic toxic materials From Ceramics Today