How can I prevent health problems from crafts work?Pottery making:
Open windows and doors for better air flow. Blow air out with a fan if there is electricity. Wear a protective mask that keeps dust out.
See 'Lead poisoning'.
Sewing, embroidery, knitting, lace making, weaving:
If possible, increase the amount of light on your work and rest often.
See 'Sitting or Standing for a Long Time' and 'Repeating the Same Movement.'
Work with wool and cotton:
Improve air flow, and wear a mask that will not let fibers through.
Use of paints and dyes:
See the prevention information in 'Work with Chemicals'.
Use protective gloves and avoid contact with lye.