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Handling of Natures most beautiful items
Crystals, Gemstone, Minerals and like type natrual items which are found in nature may have taken thousands or even millions of years to grow into the final shapes and sizes we come to recognize and aquire. Some or even all of these natural materials form by high hot solutions of chemicals deep within the earth. They may also form as the result of minerals from molten rock or superheated vapors of minerals or elements as our planet was being created. We as people for many of years have collected our natural resources for many uses, and have transported them from country to country. No one ever knows what one of these materials have been subjected to, cleaned with, treated with or etc.
Everyone should always handle these materials with care and safety.
NO MATTER WHAT THE MATERIAL, OR WHERE IT WAS AQUIRED,
THE ONE THING TO CONSIDER AT ALL TIMES IS S-A-F-E-T-Y and your H-E-A-L-T-H
(1) NEVER put any of these items or materials into the mouth. Never swallow or eat any of them. Do not eat or drink when handling.
(2) AVOID contact with the skin, eyes and mouth. Always wash your hands and arms after handling. Clean areas where you store these items to help protect others like small children and pets.
(3) READ ALL WARNINGS that may have come with these items when aquired.
(4) If accidental contact with a material has occured wash the area with soap and water. If eye contact occurs, carefully flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. If irritation occurs, or if it persists, get medical attention. Some minerals may form or contain DUST. If a chemical dust is inhaled, seek fresh air. If symptoms occur, seek medical attention. If any minerals,crystals or like items are swallowed, immediately rinse your mouth with milk or water; drink several glasses of milk or water. Seek medical attention or call a Poison Control Center
(5) Keep all minerals, gem materials and crystals out of the reach of small children and pets
(6) Always work with proper safety clothing and eye protection when cleaning your items.
(7) Dispose of these items in a manner which is environmentally safe. Talk to your local gem and mineral clubs, school science teachers and jewelers about the best way to dispose of a material that you are not sure of.