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is it safe to have/display Orpiment in my home? how should it be contained?

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asked Feb 11, 2016 by ionav143 (120 points)

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I would say no, it is arsenic sulfide, no. It may not harm you but it is arsenic sulfide.
answered Feb 15, 2016 by Weasel (36,160 points)
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Generally if you wash your hands after handling it you should be safe. And as far as displaying Orpimentm it should ideally be covered and not displayed in light, as it can disintegrate upon prolonged light exposure.
answered Feb 19, 2016 by hershel (46,460 points)
 


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