Activity Name

Preparing and mounting animal skins (taxidermy)

Description

"The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state." [American Heritage Dictionary] A survey done in 1983 showed potential exposure to arsenic, carbon tetrachloride, methylene chloride, perchloroethylene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. [Potential Health Hazards in Taxidermy Shops. American Taxidermist, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 34-38] A survey done in 1984 showed potential exposure to polyurethanes. [Health Hazard Evaluation Report No. HETA-83-276-1499, Charlie's Taxidermy And Gifts, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania]

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Hobbies

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