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Handle Art Materials and Toxic Pigments Safely

Making your paints is a fun process. You must remember that some pigments are toxic if you do not handle them properly. All powders can be harmful if inhaled and persistent exposure to them will at least cause irritation and possible harm to you.

Proper care should be taken cautiously when it comes to creating your special paints. Prevent potential harms with our tips and cares while enjoying paint creating. 

Art materials and toxic powdered pigments handle procedure:

  • KEEP PRODUCTS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
  • Carefully handle binders and pigments when transferring one container to another container.
  • Avoid ingestion and skin contact. Wear protective clothing and gloves to prevent contact with skin. Never use near children or pets.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using pigments.
  • Art materials and tools cannot be stored with food. Do not put any paintbrushes into your mouth.
  • Exposing excessive dissolvent can lead to vomit, headache, and tiredness. It is highly recommended to use dissolvent in an area with good ventilation. 
  • Do not use the pigments on your skin, food coloring, or other uses in art.
  • Keep your workplace and art tools clean. Wet mop to pick up dust.
  • Work in an area with good ventilation.
  • Be extra cautious while using toxic pigments. When handling pigments, wear a facial mask to prevent inhaling dust, even non-toxic pigments.
  • Wash your hand thoroughly before eating.
  • Read the labels carefully. Transfer any warning stickers from the plastic bag onto your jar. Label the jar with the product number, description, and contents according to our online store. 
  • Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts and vapors from heating.
  • ALWAYS KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN AND PETS' REACH.

Highly Toxic Pigments:

  • antimony white (antimony trioxide)
  • barium yellow (barium chromate)
  • burnt or raw umber (iron oxides, manganese silicates, or dioxide)
  • cadmium red, orange or yellow (cadmium sulfide, cadmium selenide)
  • chrome green (Prussian blue, lead chromate)
  • chrome orange (lead carbonate)
  • chrome yellow (lead chromate)
  • cobalt violet (cobalt arsenate or cobalt phosphate)
  • cobalt yellow (potassium cobalt nitrate)
  • lead or flake white (lead carbonate)
  • lithol red (sodium, barium, and calcium salts of azo pigments)
  • manganese violet (manganese ammonium pyrophosphate)
  • molybdate orange (lead chromate, lead molybdate, lead sulfate)
  • Naples yellow (lead antimonate)
  • strontium yellow (strontium chromate)
  • vermilion (mercuric sulfide)
  • zinc sulfide
  • zinc yellow (zinc chromate)

Moderate Toxic Pigments:

  • alizarin crimson
  • carbon black
  • cerulean blue (cobalt stannate)
  • cobalt blue (cobalt stannate)
  • cobalt green (calcined cobalt, zinc, and aluminum oxides)
  • chromium oxide green (chromic oxide)
  • Phthalo blue and greens (copper phthalocyanine)
  • manganese blue (barium manganate, barium sulfate)
  • Prussian blue (ferric ferrocyanide)
  • toluidine red and yellow (insoluble azo pigment)
  • viridian (hydrated chromic oxide)
  • zinc white (zinc oxide)