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Installation of digital offset prints
9 sequential modules, 6ft x 6ft ea.
Eye Tricks, Walsh Gallery, NJ
© picture courtesy of Walsh Gallery
Newspaper Printing. Industrial presses can be operated either with potentially
harmful inks and solvents or with safer and eco-friendly alternatives.
Safer products have gained a considerable share of
the market, and initial quality issues have been overcome.
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Nontoxic Offset Printing - Why?
'Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 1993
In an offset printing factory with 56 workers, 20 (36%)
developed symptomatic peripheral neuropathy
due to exposure to n-hexane.
Another 26 workers (46%) were found to have subclinical neuropathy.'
'Peripheral neuropathy refers to damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma to the nerve or the side-effects of systemic illness. (Wikipedia)'