Volume 7, Number 2, May 1985, p.11

Technical Exchange


Reproductive Hazards in the Arts and Crafts

"Miscarriages, birth defects, sterility, loss of sex drive--all of these and more have in recent years been associated with certain chemical exposures. Many of these same chemicals can be found in materials used by artists, theater craftspeople and conservators." A recent article published by the Center for Occupational Hazards in New York covers such areas as: What is a toxic substance; What are the reproductive effects of toxic substances; Tips for the workplace; and a Work area checklist. A table of chemical and physical agents is included. For information write:

Center for Occupational Hazards
5 Beekman Street
New York, New York 10038

Conservation Education for Libraries

In an effort to help libraries cope with problems of collection deterioration, UC and CLASS announce a joint educational program intended to assist CLASS member institutions. A Conservation Hotline is now available which gives emergency reference and technical information. (415)642-4946 between 8 am and 5 pm.

Workshops are also planned. For information contact MARALYN JONES, Coordinator, UC/CLASS Conservation Department, 416 General Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.

Archival Supplies

Paper Technologies, Inc. will be offering archival products for distribution in the Western States. Products include the entire line supplied by Process Materials Corporation and by Light Impressions. Most items will be stocked in their Los Angeles warehouse located at 960 N. La Brea Ave., LA, CA 90038 (213) 876-4400.

Structural & Laboratory Equipment

Preservation Systems, a newly formed company associated with Art Conservation Laboratories of Santa Barbara, Inc., offers various kinds of structural and laboratory equipment. It currently stocks stretcher bars and an expansion bolt system which may be retrofitted onto existing stretchers or strainers. For information contact:

Edward Oulette
Preservation Systems
P.O. Box 23508
Santa Barbara, CA 93121

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