Keeping art galleries healthy - JP raises awareness about carcinogens in art galleries

Protect our artists!

Are there toxic chemicals in your art gallery? You might be surprised to find out there are and every day, you and any visitors are at risk of exposure to such substances. Fortunately, these risks can be alleviated or removed entirely. 

The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JPNET) is hosting an event Thursday designed to identify such hazards in an attempt to help art galleries reduce their reliance on hazardous chemicals and allow them to keep their establishments safe for visitors. This consists of a range of topics from proper ventilation to alternative products you can use in your gallery. 

The docket also includes a speech by Kalliope Egloff, a Hazardous Waste Expert from the Cape Cod Extension Service, an organization that is part of a national educational system focused on bringing research-based knowledge from Land Grant Universities to the general public. 

This event is sponsored under a grant from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute with the help of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. It is also a part of a workshop series entitled "Creating a Cancer-Free Economy in JP" focused on how to run a carcinogen-free business and how to reduce our dependency on these chemicals at a local level. JPNET is currently providing support, resources, and grants to any interested business, with the hopes that they will soon create a safer neighborhood for all. 

If interested in attending the event, you can RSVP on Facebook here!

For more information about the event, you can also visit JPNET's website here!

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