Elana S.
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Pregnancy and lead type?
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Hi ladies,I'm faced with the simultaneous task of growing my letterpress business and planning to start a family. I know that it's best to avoid solvent fumes while pregnant, but does anyone know…Continue

Tags: typesetting, lead, type, Metal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Noose Dec 15, 2013.

 

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Art Noose replied to Elana S.'s discussion Pregnancy and lead type?
"I have been setting type and printing for many years and throughout my pregnancy. I wash my hands. A lot! My kid is now 20 months old, is perfectly healthy, and both he and I never test out of the normal range for lead. My 100+ year old house is…"
Dec 15, 2013
Bill Hannegan replied to Elana S.'s discussion Pregnancy and lead type?
"This pediatrician believes the dangers of small lead exposures have been overstated. Worth checking out:  http://www4.hmc.edu:8001/chemistry/Pb/resources/pb-tainted%20science.pdf"
Nov 10, 2013
kelly mcmahon replied to Elana S.'s discussion Pregnancy and lead type?
"Elana, It's a good habit to have the MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet) on file for all of your inks and solvents. Van Son Rubber Base is one of the lowest-toxicity inks you will find. (see #11 on the sheet) Again, from my own experience, my…"
Nov 4, 2013
Elana S. replied to Elana S.'s discussion Pregnancy and lead type?
"Kelly - Thanks for your thoughts. Congrats on your little one! It is just stressful because it's hard to know if I'm finding the relevant research, and doctors don't really have any idea what we are working with. Do you know if there…"
Nov 4, 2013
kelly mcmahon replied to Elana S.'s discussion Pregnancy and lead type?
"Hi Elana, Congratulations! I just went through this myself--I now have a six month old baby girl. I had my lead levels tested at 18 weeks, and was on the low side of normal...and I set type fairly regularly, though not every day, but I work around…"
Nov 1, 2013
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Oct 31, 2013
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Pregnancy and lead type?

Hi ladies,I'm faced with the simultaneous task of growing my letterpress business and planning to start a family. I know that it's best to avoid solvent fumes while pregnant, but does anyone know about the safety of handling metal type? I always wash my hands after setting type before eating, touching my face, etc - but I don't use gloves. I feel like it would be impossible to set type while wearing them! I've heard that the lead in type does not get absorbed by the skin, and is only a danger…See More
Oct 31, 2013
Jessica C. White left a comment for Elana S.
"Hi Elana,Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch…"
Oct 9, 2013
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Oct 7, 2013

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Make/model of press(es)?
Chandler & Price Old Style, Showcard Sign Press
Press or Business Name
Fontlove Studio
Website:
http://fontlovestudio.com
Printing for How Long?
4 years
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
Graphic Design
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
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About Me:
Letterpress printing takes a persnickety eye and an inventive drive. Fontlove Studio prints the old fashioned way, using ink, iron, wood, lead and shoe leather. Okay, some pixels get pushed around around too. We're not your grandma's fine stationer.

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At 8:44pm on October 9, 2013, Jessica C. White said…

Hi Elana,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch with printerfriends.

You can also stay in with touch with LoLP through Facebook and Twitter.

Cheers,
Jessica and Kseniya

 
 
 

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