Artistry / Hobbies
Your Health at Home
What are the Health Effects?
As well as creating hours of fun, hobbies can also be good for your health since they stimulate both body and mind. Practicing a hobby can boost creativity, self esteem, passion, pleasure and accomplishments. On the other hand, hobbies can have some negative health effects, especially if they involve lead (see section on indoor air quality).
Tips - What can you do?
- Sand and/or carve wood, antler, bone, soapstone outside when possible. If you must do it inside, please wear a good quality breathing mask and make sure the area is well ventilated.
- 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.