Artistry/Traditional Crafts/Hobbies

What are the possible health effects?

Arts, traditional crafts and hobbies can be good for your health since they stimulate both body and mind. Practicing these crafts can boost creativity, self esteem, passion, pleasure and accomplishments. On the other hand, some crafts can have some negative health effects.

Tips - What can you do?

  • Sand and/or carve wood, antler, bone and/or soapstone outside when possible. If you must do it inside, wear a good quality breathing mask and make sure the area is well ventilated and separated from other areas to keep dust contained.
  • Tan hides outdoors or outside the home.
  • When using paints, glue or any other type of chemical product, make sure you do it in a well-ventilated room or outdoors when possible.
  • Use a damp cloth or mop to pick up dust from sewing, knitting, etc.
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