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Question asked 2016-12-05 15:49:00 ...
Most recent comment 2016-12-07 11:03:00
Health and Safety
Are there any health hazards when blending pastels with bare hands?
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EditDeleteModerator AnswerII do not think that barrier creams are very helpful in this instance as the pigments would simply come back into contact with your skin when you wash off the cream in water. I suppose you could wipe your hands well before washing but again, it does not seem that the cream would be very helpful. It is more effective at keeping solvents and solvent born materials off of the skin where the materials can be wiped away or even evaporate before the hands are washed. As everyone wrote, inhalation is the primary issue and not skin absorption, unless the artist is working with cuts and wound on their hands.
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