Should I be afraid of silicosis?

For Flux Sake

May 18 2022 • 39 mins

On today’s episode of For Flux Sake our hosts talk about studio cleanliness and the presence of silica in our community studios. Matt shares a CDC paper on the topic and settles a few misconceptions about the prevalence of silicosis in studio ceramics. For supplemental info, visit the blog at

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