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.

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