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“Pretty Scary” Face Paint – Detox Diva

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face-paintA new report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, “Pretty Scary, reveals that some children’s face paints contain lead, a neurotoxin, as well as nickel, cobalt and chromium, which can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis. The ingredients were not listed on the product ingredient labels.

For this report, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics sent 10 children’s face paints to an independent lab to test for heavy metals. Among the findings:

10 out of 10 children’s face paints tested contained low levels of lead, ranging from 0.05 to 0.65 parts per million (ppm).

Yes, that is 10 out of 10. No amount of lead is considered safe. Read the full report: here.

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).


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