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When working with ceramic material, avoid creating dust: Some materials are toxic and can quickly have very serious effects upon health, while less hazardous material can still accumulate over a period of time and cause equally serious health problems. Materials in powder form can be inhaled, and materials can also be absorbed through ingestion from contaminated food, cigarettes and drink. Always wash your hands thoroughly on leaving the workshop, and avoid eating, drinking and smoking in the workshop.