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#1 posted 12-06-2012 10:13 PM

Lot of wood workers cite FDA as a reference, but just because a chemical listed is okay food, contact does not make it food safe if you eat it.

Just read section two, toxic ingredient list on MSDS for most salad bowl finishes. Manufacturer free not to list all toxic ingredients used in a product. Not aware of any MSDS that list product as food safe.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/article/food-safe-finishes.aspx

5 ways to avoid toxic gifts that could harm your child
http://www.treehugger.com/health/5-ways-avoid-toxic-gifts-could-harm-your-child.html

Americans exposed to thousands if untested chemicals.
http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/infographic-americans-exposed-to-thousands-of-untested-chemicals.html

Expensive alternatives:
http://www.greenseal.org/FindGreenSealProductsandServices.aspx?vid=ViewProductDetail&cid=10

Before making and selling stuff for kids need to educate yourself on VOC’s. Many parents do not buy into once dry all finishing products are food safe.
http://www.painter-pros.com/voc.php

-- Bill


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