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Topic: Polymer Clay for Garden Markers - Is it too toxic?  (Read 493 times)
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« on: May 13, 2013 02:33:42 PM »

I'm considering creating some markers to put in pots of herbs and veggies and would like to make them from polymer clay.  I've read that it's toxic, it's not toxic...and it seems it all depends on what you read.  Any advice?  I understand completely that my pasta roller should be "dedicated to clay" and I don't bake it inside because the fumes are definately not pleasant. Nothing about toxicity on the packaging from my most recent purchase.  Anyone have any comments? 

 
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013 09:29:57 AM »

Hi there WifeGurl,
                           Plant markers are a great idea! First of all, polymer clay is not toxic, so you don't have to worry about that. It is fumey, and I wouldn't want to breath it in, but not harmful. Good ventilation is always a great safety habit to have.
It isn't food safe though, so a dedicated pasta machine and a little toaster oven is a good idea if you are going to be making stuff from poly clay on a regular basis.
I'm not sure about how the clay would react over time to UV rays if the markers are outside and exposed to sun.
Feel free to pm me if you have any further questions!


I'm considering creating some markers to put in pots of herbs and veggies and would like to make them from polymer clay.  I've read that it's toxic, it's not toxic...and it seems it all depends on what you read.  Any advice?  I understand completely that my pasta roller should be "dedicated to clay" and I don't bake it inside because the fumes are definately not pleasant. Nothing about toxicity on the packaging from my most recent purchase.  Anyone have any comments? 

 
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