Inhaling Food Color From Airbrush

Decorating By orchidcakes Updated 22 Jan 2011 , 4:12am by Loucinda

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orchidcakes Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 9:14pm
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I notice when I use my airbrush, the inside of my nose is always the color I have sprayed, when I blow it. I am wondering if there is any harm in getting these food colorings, into your respiratory system? I am concerned since we use the airbrush, everyday at work with no booth or ventilation system.

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pmarks0 Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 9:52pm
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I would wear a mask if you're doing that much airbrushing daily.

Since it's food safe colours, I'd be surprised. Someone else might know.

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Corrie76 Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 10:32pm
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well for ten years straight I inhaled airbrush color, at work, and boy oh boy did I have the most interesting snot ever! icon_lol.gif teal, pink, neon green...I left that job about 5 years ago and have had no health issues from it at all. I do a lot of tobacco prevention work in my job and know that the lungs have an amazing capacity to recover from smoking after quiting so I can only imagine that airbrush color couldn't be any worse than tobacco smoke. I guess if it's really concerning to some then they could wear a mask for extra precaution.

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Loucinda Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 4:12am
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Have them invest in an airbrush booth from cakesafe.com - I have one, and I never have color anywhere now! I love this thing!

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