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paper clay..dangerous?-- boil the paper

updated sat 29 mar 03


Carla Flati on fri 28 mar 03

I boil the paper (toilet paper) for 15 minutes, then I dump a cup of bleach
in it. When it's cool, I drain off the water and add the pulp to my slip.
I have jars, some more that 9 months old, that still have no mold. I think
the paper is more responsible for the mold than the clay and boiling it
seems to kill the "spores" .