Monona Rossol / Paperback 343 pages / Publisher 1994
From Book News, Inc. , March 1, 1996
A revision of the first edition (1990) made necessary by new research that has changed safety
information and threshold limit values for a number of chemicals used in art materials. Thoroughly
treats an important, often neglected topic, covering hazards, art materials ingredients, compliance
with health and safety laws, safe practices and protective equipment, and non-toxic products for
children and those who are especially sensitive. Co-published with the American Council for the
Arts; distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc.
"Industrial hygienist Monona Rossol intends to inform artists who work daily with hazardous
materials of the effects of various commonly used chemicals and toxins on themselves and the
"Should be on every artist's and craftworker's studio reference shelf."
Arts & Activities
"A valuable guide to how to work safely and stay healthy. Author Monona Rossol is a nationally
known expert in the field of art safety. In this guide, Rossol has condensed her expertise and
translated it into language every artist should understand."
A great guide for artists and art teachers alike!
Reviewer: A reader from New York, USA April 26, 1998
This book encompasses all areas of art safety from the materials commonly used by artists to the
tools and machinery often used to produce artistic creations.
Monona Rossol as an artist and actress herself comes at this issue with the distinct advantage of
also having a chemistry educational background.
Well written and easy to understand for laymen!