Pysanky USA, LLC- Dye/Chemical Safety Statement Pysanky USA, LLC will make every attempt to be open and honest with you about any health hazards related to the products we sell. We, at Pysanky USA, LLC, are not chemical engineers, so we pass on to you the information given to us by the manufacturers and distributors of these professional-grade dye powders. There are many products you may decide to use, as we try to have as many for you to try so that you can choose. Each person has their own opinion and standard or family history as to what is “safe”, and it will be up to each artist to assess their own risks. We will give you the most current information so that you may assess those risks or choose another product altogether. We believe in having the information for you so you may make an informed decision that is best for you personally. In the Art Material Industry, formulated paints such as Cadmiums, Cobalts and Flake White are still purchased to this day. Fine artists will still use these as opposed to the synthetic versions, and are aware of the risks, and handle the products with care and respect. To others, having the information allows them to avoid using those products and settle for the less harmful versions of those colors. ALL dye products that we sell should be handled with care and should be kept away from unsupervised children and pets. We will pass along some common-sense rules to follow when handling the dyes. As a rule, and by law in some states, Pysanky USA, LLC must provide a warning regardless of how obvious, silly, or remote the possibility. California's Proposition 65 requires that products sold in California which contain, in any amount, any chemical on what is called the “Prop 65 List” must be labeled as follows: “Contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.” On that list are many chemicals including alcohol, cigarette smoke, copper, etc. You will find an affixed warning on some of the dye packets and highlighted on the website under the descriptions of the dye colors. You may decide to opt out of purchasing/using those colors. If you decide to use those colors, they must be handled with extreme care. We have put together some common sense and good housekeeping practices to help assure safety in handling procedures: · Wear an approved N95 dust mask (Good) when handling the powders to keep from inhaling the dyes. Change to fresh one periodically. If you work with dyes and chemicals for a living, have allergies or chemical sensitivities, upgrade to a good Deluxe Rubber Respirator with the proper filters (Better). · Wipe up areas where you have been using powdered dyes with a damp cloth/towel/wipe. Have a designated mixing station (and one that doesn’t involve proximity to eating area or food preparation). Wipe up liquid spills immediately, as after drying up, the dust may become airborne. · If there is any chance of getting the dye powder in your eyes, wear safety glasses (Good) or protective safety goggles (Better). If you are handling and mixing up multiple dyes, you may consider a face shield as well. · Wear rubber, Nitrile or Neoprene gloves to prevent skin absorption when handling the powders. Do not mix or roll the egg in the liquid dye mixture without a gloved hand! · Provide yourself adequate ventilation if powders are present. Open a window if possible. If not, investing in a small dust collector with multiple filters would be best. Change filters as recommended by manufacturer. · Don’t use cooking or eating utensils to prepare dyes as the dyes are not intended for human consumption. If you are heating dyes in microwave, purchase a small inexpensive or secondhand one dedicated for this purpose only. Do not heat up food in the same microwave. Clean the inside periodically with a wet wipe or a paper towel with 409 Spray, Simple Green or Awesome orange. (This is also why you don’t want to use the microwave or any other kitchen appliance after, for any kind of food or drink) When cleaning up liquid or powdered dyes, please use gloves. Keep paper towels, wipes, and coffee filters for straining in a sealed container and dispose of at your nearest hazardous drop off site. · Store mixed up and labeled dyes in a cool dry place away from unsupervised children and pets. · Pregnant women must be particularly alert! Discuss the use of dyes and chemicals with your doctor. · If you experience an adverse reaction from using any product, stop using it at once. Allergies and chemical sensitivities are unique to individuals and are impossible to predict. Also, please do not decorate your body with the powders or liquid dyes. Yes. It seems obvious to most, but I will state it just to be clear. · Use your common sense, be mindful and pay attention to what you are doing. Don’t work when you are tired. Don’t drink, eat, or smoke while near or mixing up dyes.