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toxicity information online

updated thu 30 jun 05


Ken Chin-Purcell on wed 29 jun 05

Cornell U provides a free database of MSDS information that seems to contai=
most of the oxides potters work with. The web site is:

Start searching with "barium carbonate" or "litharge" to get an idea of wha=
a poison looks like. "Section 3" provides a summary of the health hazards=
for a given material. I'm not an expert, but I do know that "LD50" is the=
standard "Lethal Dose" (perhaps kills off 50% at that does?).=20

Happy reading...

-- Ken Chin-Purcell