From Theonion.com; possibly the only reliable news source out there nowadays.
It seems that our primary school art teachers may deserve danger pay. Pneumosparklyosis, or “Glitter Lung” is a major danger to teachers who spend hours in a glitter-rich environment but it appears there is a cover up;
“Most art teachers are afraid to come forward, for fear of losing their jobs,” … “At an absolute minimum, an art teacher should be equipped with a respirator, thick goggles, and a reflective-field smock. But schools don’t want to stand up to Big Glitter, which continues to insist that this stuff is safe.”