ASTM C1023 - 10

    Standard Practice for Labeling Ceramic Art Materials for Chronic Adverse Health Hazards

    Active Standard ASTM C1023 | Developed by Subcommittee: C21.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.02


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    Abstract

    This practice describes a procedure for developing precautionary labels for ceramic art materials and provides hazard and precautionary statements concerning chronic adverse health hazards known to be associated with a product or product component(s), when the component(s) is present in a physical form, volume, or concentration that in the opinion of a toxicologist has the potential to produce a chronic adverse health effect(s). Precautionary labels covered by this practice are intended for adult usage and does not assure completely the safe use of an art product. This practice does not specify test methods for determining whether a substance or product presents chronic adverse health hazards and does not apply to products appropriately labeled for known chronic adverse health hazards according to chemical substances labeling standards and practices, such as another national consensus standard, existing labeling statutes, regulations, or guidelines. Requirements for the conformance to this practice are given. Determination of labeling and labeling practices such as, signal word, list of potential chronic hazards, name of chronic hazard components, safe handling, instructions, list of sensitizing components, combined statements, information sources, and supplement information are detailed.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes a procedure for developing precautionary labels for ceramic art materials and provides hazard and precautionary statements based upon knowledge that exists in the scientific and medical communities. This practice concerns those chronic adverse health hazards known to be associated with a product or product component(s), when the component(s) is present in a physical form, volume, or concentration that in the opinion of a toxicologist has the potential to produce a chronic adverse health effect(s).

    1.2 This practice is intended to apply exclusively to ceramic art materials which are packaged in sizes intended for use by artists or crafts people, either individually, or in a small group or class.

    1.3 This practice applies to developing precautionary labeling for ceramic art materials intended for adult usage. Conformance to this practice does not imply that ceramic art materials will necessarily be labeled adequately or safe for use by children. Labeling determinations should consider reasonably foreseeable use or misuse by children and include as appropriate, in such instances, warnings to keep out of reach, or other specific precautionary statements. The responsibility for precautionary labeling rests with the ceramic producer or repackager who markets the material for art or craft use.

    1.4 This practice does not specify test methods for determining whether a substance or product presents chronic adverse health hazards.

    1.5 This practice does not apply to products appropriately labeled for known chronic adverse health hazards according to chemical substances labeling standards and practices, such as another national consensus standard, existing labeling statutes, regulations, or guidelines.

    1.6 Since knowledge about chronic adverse health hazards is incomplete and warning cannot cover all uses of any product, it is not possible for precautionary labeling to assure completely safe use of an art product.

    1.7 Manufacturers or repackagers may wish to determine individually or collectively precautionary labeling for ceramic art materials in accordance with this practice. Compliance may be certified by a certifying organization. Guidelines for a certifying organization are given in Appendix X1.

    1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 67.250 (Materials and articles in contact with foodstuff and water); 97.195 (Items of art and handicraft)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C1023-10

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