The creation of art typically involves the use of hazardous materials such as solvents, lead, pigments, inorganic compounds and more. Environmental and health issues include exposure to materials that contain known or suspected carcinogens and respiratory irritants.  
Would you like to evaluate best practices and opportunities to “green” your art studio or institution? link to Self-Assessment Tool 

7 Steps to Creating Art Safely

  1. Know your materials
  2. Know your process
  3. Prepare for emergencies
  4. Wear personal protective equipment
  5. Work safely
  6. Clean up and wash up
  7. Seek out and demand less toxic and safer art supplies and materials