Friday, 6 January 2017
A Painter's Disease
In our childhood we used enamel paints and our bedrooms often reeked with the smell of paint and thinners. Its not so bad these days: most painting is done with water based acrylics, only the final varnishing will bring back the familiar odours of our youth.
It turns out that exposure to paint thinners is a risk factor is developing pancreatic cancer. People whose professions mean exposure to it have an elevated chance of developing the disease. So it would seem to be a wise precaution to take care to minimise our exposure to it when we are using it.
Posted by Andy Mitchell at 03:50