I work in traditional media, as do many of my friends. Unfortunately, artist’s materials are notoriously hazardous, occasionally even life-threatening, especially for pets. Please make sure that you read through this information compiled by the US Department of Health and Human Services so that you can work safely. (The information also applies for persons internationally, of course!) There is information for all sorts of traditional media, including crafts.
This might seem like a “boring” thing to do, but even if you just look up your own media, it can make a big difference in your health in the long-term. We may laugh about the “State of California” carcinogen warnings, but I promise not all of us will be laughing in the future.
Please help people know what they’re working with and how it might affect their health as well as those in their household! It also includes information on what to do if something goes wrong.