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Children's Health at OEHHA
The California Education Code Section 32064 prohibits schools from ordering or purchasing any product that contains toxic or carcinogenic substances for use in grades K-6. The law (Education Code Section 32065) also restricts the purchase of such products in grades 7-12, allowing the use only if the product bears a label informing the user of the presence of hazardous ingredients, the potential health effects, and instructions for the safe use. This restriction applies whether or not the product is included on the list of unacceptable art and crafts supplies.
Section 32066 of the Education Code requires that OEHHA develop a list of art and crafts materials "which cannot be purchased or ordered" for use in kindergarten and grades one through six.
Accordingly, we are providing you with a list of unacceptable products -- those which "cannot be purchased." The products are those listed among the Arts and Creative Materials Institute's (ACMI) determinations of products that require a "Caution Label," dated September 29, 2009. Additionally, we include products that have been recalled as reported by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
List of Hazardous Art and Craft Materials
that Can Not be Purchased for Use in Grades K- 6
California Department of Education - Visual and Performing Arts
Tools for Schools Program (USEPA)
Indoor air quality in schools
a free source of used materials to California's schools, during these times of limited resources.
Guidance for Jewelry Manufacturers Publications - These fact sheets provide general information about managing hazardous wastes in the jewelry manufacturing industry, as well as information about specific waste streams typically generated by those who manufacture jewelry.