Pratt Institute’s Environmental Health & Safety in the Arts: A Guide for K-12 Schools, Colleges and Artisans for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Numerous health hazards and environmental risks are associated with the creation of art.
Art instructors are in a unique position to not only prevent pollution by the careful selection, use and management of art materials, but also to pass on their knowledge to their students. This document is intended to provide a basic understanding of the potential hazards present in various art materials and processes. Many art materials contain regulated hazardous substances which, by law, must be disposed of properly. As the teacher or supervisor in charge of the area, it is your responsibility to provide a safe “workplace” for all your students and to ensure that all hazardous waste is managed properly. http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/ehs/files/P1003I69.pdf