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Dealing With Dust in Ceramics

Indoor air pollution of all types is considered one of most important health hazards of our time. The dramatic rise in the incidence of Asthma is said to be evidence of this. Ceramic arts, crafts, production and lab testing can generate significant dust if it is not managed properly. Ceramic educational programs can come under scrutiny because of dust concerns. Here are suggestions will to reduce your exposure and make your workplace safe.

Common Sense

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Good Habits

Workarea Improvements

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Success? Gauge your progress by turning out the lights and shining a strong flashlight across the room. Or by how many times your air quality monitor triggers.


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Materials Silica
Silica, sold as a white powder, is pure quartz mineral. Quartz is pure SiO2 silicon dioxide. It is the most abundant mineral on earth and most used in ceramics.
Materials Ball Clay
A fine particled highly plastic secondary clay used mainly to impart plasticity to clay and porcelain bodies and to suspend glaze, slips and engobe slurries.
Articles Recylcing Scrap Clay
Guidelines for collecting, reprocessing, testing and adjusting scrap recycle clay in a pottery or ceramics studio or production facility.
Glossary Powder Processing
An entire industry is dedicated to the science, materials and equipment associated with the handling of powders.
Minerals Quartz
Quartz is the most abundant mineral on earth, it is the main crystalline mineral form of silica (SiO
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