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Hair spray as fixative

From: Elaine Hodges <mnhen039>
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 1996
Regarding the discussion of fixatives on chalk drawings, Michael
Maggadan suggested an airbrushed application of a mixture including
toluene.  Isn't toluene considered carcinogenic?  If so, applying it
with an airbrush would be particularly dangerous as airborne
particles would be breathed in.  I suppose a good respirator would
minimize problems along with good ventilation.  Any comments?

Elaine R.S. Hodges
Scientific Illustrator
MRC 169, National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560
Fax: 202-786-2894

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:27
               Distributed: Wednesday, September 11, 1996
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Received on Wednesday, 11 September, 1996

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