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Toxicology Ceramics Glass and Metallurgy

Book published under the auspices of

Le Centre de Recherches Appliquées du

Richelieu-Yamaska

130 St-Nicolas

Sorel-Tracy (Québec)

Canada

J3P 6X9

    

Toxicology is the study of the nature and the toxicity mechanism of

materials on living organisms. This definition includes also the

measurement of the severity and the frequency of the effects in

relation to the degree of exposure of the organisms considered.

A substance can be toxic for man as for the environment.

    

TOPICS :

 

ALUMINA

AMMONIA

ANTIMONY AND INORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Antimony Trioxide

ARSENIC AND COMPOUNDS

Arsenic Trioxide

BARIUM AND COMPOUNDS

BERYLLIUM MONOXIDE

BISMUTH TRIOXIDE

BORON

Boric Acid

Borates

Boron Oxide

CADMIUM AND COMPOUNDS

CALCIUM CARBONATE

CARBON MONOXIDE

CESIUM OXIDE

CHROMIUM AND COMPOUNDS

COBALT AND COMPOUNDS

COPPER AND COMPOUNDS

CRYOLITE

DIOXINS

DOLOMITE

DYSPROSIUM OXIDE

FIBERS, MAN-MADE

GALLIUM OXIDE

GERMANIUM DIOXIDE

GOLD TRICHLORIDE

HAFNIUM OXIDE

HYDROFLUORIC ACID

ILMENITE

IRON OXIDES AND HEMATITE

LEAD AND INORGANIC COMPOUNDS

LITHIUM

Lithium Carbonate

Lithium Hydride

MAGNESIUM CARBONATE

MANGANESE AND INORGANIC COMPOUNDS

MOLYBDENUM AND COMPOUNDS

NICKEL AND COMPOUNDS

NIOBIUM OXIDE

PARAFFIN WAX AND FUMES

PLATINUM AND SOLUBLE SALTS

Platinum Chloride

Platinum Nitrate

POTASSIUM CARBONATE

POTASSIUM DICHROMATE

POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE

RARE EARTHS

RUBIDIUM

Rubidium Metal

Rubidium Compounds

RUTILE

SILICOSIS AND SCREENING

SILVER AND COMPOUNDS

Silver Chloride

Silver Nitrate

SODIUM AZIDE

SODIUM CARBONATE

SODIUM SILICATE

Sodium Silicate (powder)

Sodium Silicate (liquid)

STRONTIUM

Strontium Carbonate

TALC

Fibrous Talc

Non Fibrous Talc

Massive Talc (Soapstone)

TANTALUM PENTOXIDE

TELLURIUM AND COMPOUNDS

THALLIUM OXIDE

THORIUM DIOXIDE

TIN AND INORGANIC COMPOUNDS

TITANIUM DIOXIDE

TUNGSTEN AND COMPONDS

Tungsten Trioxide

URANIUM, DEPLETED

VANADIUM AND COMPOUNDS

WOLLASTONITE

ZINC AND COMPOUNDS

ZIRCONIUM AND COMPOUNDS

MISCELLANEOUS

Dermatoses

Metal Fume Fever

Microorganisms

Pregnancy

Radiation

Respiratory Protection

 

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Written for those with limited knowledge of toxicology. Easy

to understand and use. (337 pages)

 

Available in English (ISBN 2-9805901-9-3) and French.

 

Price : $60.00 US (41.00 Euros), plus shipping by air :

$14.00 US (9.00 Euros) in North America or $31.00 US

(21.00 Euros) for other continents.

Surface mail is much less expensive : $11.00 US (8.00 Euros)

and $14.00 US (9.00 Euros) respectively.

  

Edouard Bastarache

2340 Des Erables,

Sorel-Tracy,

Québec,

J3R 2W3

Canada

edouardb@sorel-tracy.qc.ca

http:/www.sorel-tracy.qc.ca/~edouardb/

  

Also available from :

 

Pottery Supply House (PSH)

Toronto Canada ;

www.pshcanada.com/Toxicology.htm

 

ImagineCeramique in France (Charles Eissautier, French Version) :

www.ceramique.com/librairie/

 

The Potters Shop, Needham, Mass, USA :

Info@ThePottersShop.com

thepottersshop.blogspot.com/

 

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Quite extensive and very impressive.

 

Bravo!

 

Steven Branfman

Ceramist and author

The Potters Shop

Info@ThePottersShop.com

 

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Toxicology: Ceramics, Glass, and Metallurgy

Bastarache Edouard.

A compilation of all the information currently available

about the toxicity and hazardous effects of over 60 chemicals

commonly used by potters, glass artists,

and metal workers. Each chemical is identified by it's chemical

formula and common names. Uses and emission sources,

preventative measures, exposure controls, fire-fighting measures,

and accidental spill clean-up are covered, as well as signs

of poisoning, effects on pregnancy, and the effects of

long-term exposure.

A must have for any professional potter, teacher, or studio manager.

 

Written by The Potters Shop’s technical staff.

  

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Thank you so much for sending the books with Michel. They are

amazingly thorough and fill an important void in my library. As both

potter and educator very concerned with the use of materials it is

great to have them. I have known about them for some years, but, as I

will soon be slowing down on the teaching end of things, hadn't got

around to getting them. When Michel was coming for a visit and

sometimes works in your studio, it seemed like an ideal time to add

them to my library.

 

Much appreciated, thank you.

 

Robin Hopper

Potter,

BC, Canada

 

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Dear Edouard:

 

Yes I did get your book, loved it, it will be included

in the next issue of the magazine, in the section :

Book Review.

 

Your books always give a different view, they are very

original, that nowedays is a real compliment.

 

Warm regards

  

Antonio Vivas

Revista Cerámica

Madrid

 

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Hello Edouard,

 

I received your book yesterday and I thank you so much.

I have not had yet the time to read it but a first glance lets me

see all of its importance. You must have put in it an enormous

amount of work to gather all this information, and it is exactly

the type of work I like to discover and recommend to my visitors.

 

Thank you again and congratulations.

 

Stéphane Macardier

InfoVitrail

www.infovitrail.com/infos/publications-vitrail-detail.php...

 

Paris

 

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Édouard,

 

Congratulations for this bible of QUEBEC TOXICOLOGY.

It is a splendid reference book.

 

Julien Cloutier

Ceramist and author

Québec City

  

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Hello Edouard,

 

Your book, "Toxicology Ceramic Glass and Metallurgy" is

an essential tool to the community. It is not the fruit of luck,

it shows your great capacity to understand the needs of all

of those who work in these fields.

  

Jean Marc Ringuette c.r.i.

Ste-Anne de Sorel, Quebec

Representative for The United Steelworkers of America (retired)

and Ceramist

 

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I found your book in my mail box when we arrived from vacationing.

Thank you very much, this spiral bound very thick book contains a

great deal of current knowledge on toxic elements, the initialtive to

diffuse it will help many professionals to avoid the worst in bringing

them this essential knowledge.

  

Smart.Conseil

smart2000@laposte.net

St-Martin sur Ocre

France

 

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I started to look at your book, it is a monument, I have hours of

reading in front of me. Bravo for this work which will largely benefit

ceramists from all around the world. I think that you are the first to

undertake such a work of information.

 

Gilles

Quebec City

 

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Hi Ed,

 

I am happy to count myself among those who own both your

ceramics books.

 

These are two very useful works for the professionals and amateurs

of ceramics as for those of the industries who use these materials

and substances.

 

Easy to consult and containing extremely useful information to

succeed in ceramics while being coherent with well presented health

information at the reach of all on the toxicology of materials and

substances.

 

A simple manuscript presentation allowing to quickly find one’s way

and to go from reference to reference.

 

I would say that it is the image of a simple man able to deal with

complex things and to put them at the reach of all by a well adapted

communication without forgetting his role as a health professional.

 

I think that throughout your life, you often times used your remarkable

sense of observation in order to understand, solve and pose the right

gestures.

 

I could still say much more about you Ed, especially your “large heart”

in wanting to help which I had the occasion to appreciate throughout

my career.

 

Do not give up Ed, keep on writing

  

Jean Jacques Boisvert

Consultant in Occupational Health and Safety

Sorel-Tracy

Québec

Canada

 

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"Toxicology Ceramics Glass and Metallurgy", a book terribly missing

in our data bases on the hazards of materials used in ceramics and

in the trades of the “arts of fire”. With this resource, industrialists and

craftpersons will know more and be able to behave with full knowledge

in choosing the precautions to be taken to avoid hazards due to the

chemicals used in their trade. For the preservation of the health of

women and men, and of our environment, the possession of this book

seems essential.

 

Denis Caraty,

ceramist at The Gien Earthenware Factory, France.

dcaraty@gien.com

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Good evening Edouard,

 

Thank you so much for the book I received today. It looks to me

an essential tool in a workshop.

 

Isabelle,

Ceramist in St-Hilaire, Quebec

 

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Dear Edouard,

 

I wandered a little on your site... You are a famous ceramist.

It is impressive. What else to say. Good thrower and then

all that you give to the finishing, to the techniques of firing,

to health, all, do people know that this is really something...

in any case, me, I find that it is really something...

 

Soon,

 

Isabelle

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Edouard,

 

On Monday, I was preparing booklets for annual distribution

and review to our emplyees here at PSH detailing the Workplace

Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). This year,

your new book has been included in the booklet as the go-to

reference for information on ceramic materials.

Thanks again for bringing it to market. (12/15/2006)

 

Your book isn't just another pottery book. It's unique, should be

of interest to all serious potters, and is worth the price.

(02/06/2007)

  

Jon

Pottery Supply House (PSH)

Toronto

 

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Toxicology Ceramics Glass and Metallurgy

 

is an admirably comprehensive compilation. It has 337 pages

of detailed information on the dangers of many substances

used in glassblowing and ceramic studios.

 

Fizz Stuart

for UK Stained Glass News

  

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Toxicology, Ceramics, Glass, and Metallurgy

(Édouard Bastarache. Edición del autor. Canada. 337 págs.

22x28cm. Texto en inglés)

Édouard Bastarache es un ceramista canadiense con un

espiritu de divulgación incuestionable : ha publicado libros

en varios idiomas, mantiene un blog y una web en los que

ofrece información ténica y nos ofrece ahora este volumen

sobre toxicología. Cualquier ceramista encontrará muy

práctico seguir sus actividades en

 

myblogsmesblogs.blogspot.com/

 

(Antonio Vivas Zamarano, CERAMICA, Madrid, N.° 104 - 2007)

 

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Miscellaneous :

 

I- See also : "Substitutions for Raw Ceramic Materials"

 

www.flickr.com/photos/potier/20321056/

 

Comment from my friend Jean Jacques Boisvert :

 

ED, you are not only a scientist, you are also an artist, what you make

is really very beautiful, it is art. You are already regarded as a pioneer

and a personality in the scientific field of Occupational Health and Safety,

just as in the experimental development of the use of combined substances,

the manufacture and the firing of pottery of unequalled colors and also with

your book in several languages and your exhibitions throughout the world.

Scientists and personalities of world fame talk with you and regard you as

one of them.

 

Do not give up, your glory comes down on us who are your friends.

 

Jean Jacques Boisvert

Sorel-Tracy

Quebec

 

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Our resident Clayart toxicologist Edouard. Bastarache.

 

Vince Pitelka

Clayart and ,

Appalachian Center for Craft

Tennessee Technological University

 

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My Blogs :

 

myblogsmesblogs.blogspot.com/

 

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Message from Smart.Conseil :

 

Jean-Jacques is right, you are an artist!!!

Medicine and Ceramics, that would certainly have pleased Robert Moisand

(one of our famous industrial Faience manufacturers I knew well, he passed

away less than 10 years ago) to meet with you, he who liked to say that

Medicine and Ceramics were arts where the greatest minds are found.

You, you combine both!!!

  

Smart.Conseil

Gien

France

   

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II- Actually if you are looking for a lot of scientific information

about our glaze ingredients, you could do no better than our

own Edouard Bastarache's books.

 

There's a review of "Substitutions for Raw Ceramics Materials"

at:

www.ceramicstoday.com/articles/substitutions.htm

 

Also take a look at his: "Toxicology - Ceramics Glass Metallurgy"

at :

www.pshcanada.com/Toxicology.htm

 

Bonnie Hellman

Clayart

Newsgroup for ceramists

LISTSERV@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG

 

PS These books are available in English, French and possibly

other languages.

 

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III- My gosh Edouard,

 

you have contributed such a vast amount of great information

to the art and science of clay work that I truly respect and

admire your dedication and love for the craft.

Never mind trying to figure out just how the heck you find the time

to do all that you do...."

 

Rod Wuetherick

British Colombia

Canada

rod@redironstudios.ca

 

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IV- Hello Great Guru!

 

After surfing the Net in all directions, writing heaps of articles on ceramics and toxicology, and communicating regularly on Clayart, it is normal that you end up being classified in the category of "Ceramics gurus"...

Beautiful recognition, a real down to earth Guru who knows what he is talking about

and who has lots of practical experience

It is fantastic.

Keep on the good work

You are on the way of canonization on Clayart!!

 

("Since there is year ongoing and even heated discussion among such glaze gurus have Ron Roy and Edouard Bastarache.... (Jeff Zamek: "What Every Potter Should Know," Krause Publications, Iola, WI, 1999.)

  

Denis Caraty

The Gien Factory

France

 

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V-The GlazeBase Project

perso.orange.fr/smart2000/projet_glazebase.htm#english

 

It is extraordinary to discover so many recipes

for a beginner such as I.

I congratulate you to allow us to benefit from your

experience and thank you for it.

 

Hoping to hear from you soon,

 

Eric Pillevuit

Switzerland

ericpillevuit@vtxnet.ch

 

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VI-I hope you realize how much your work is

appreciated and valued. It is really nice to

have people who give so much to the

community.

 

Donna

disisdkat@hotmail.com

 

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