NIOSH Testimony on Labeling Requirements for Art Materials and Other Products by J. D. Millar, October 1, 1991.
NIOSH 1991 Oct:7 pages
This testimony contains the comments of NIOSH regarding the proposed rulemakings of the Consumer Product Safety Commission pertaining to the labeling of art supplies. The two proposed changes would codify the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard and specify criteria for determining when any customary or reasonable use of an art material can result in a chronic hazard. In regard to the first rule codifying the ASTM standard, NIOSH is concerned about how these provisions would relate to the labeling requirements of the OSHA. Four reports are submitted as examples of field investigations in an occupational setting where exposure to art materials were at issue. These reports deal with paints and solvents from silk screening operations and with clay and free silica (14808607) exposures from pottery making. A computer printout from the NIOSH Document Information Directory System was included which listed reports of field studies NIOSH has performed in the arts and crafts field. Specific comments concern manifestations of neurotoxicity, evidence of neurotoxicity derived from studies in humans, developmental neurotoxicity studies, reproductive toxicity in animals, and species to species extrapolation.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Millar-J-D; Neurotoxicity; Nervous-system-disorders; Painting; Organic-solvents; Arts-and-crafts; Artists; Organic-vapors; Pottery-industry;
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NIOSH, 7 pages, 6 references