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School/Art Supplies

School/Art Supplies

What are some general tips on back-to-school and art supply safety?

Some art products are mixtures of chemicals. They can be dangerous if not used correctly. Make sure children use art products safely by reading and following directions.

Do not eat or drink while using art products.

Wash skin after contact with art products. Clean equipment. Wipe tables, desks, and counters.

Keep art products in the containers they came in.

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