Halloween facepaints-danger to your health?

By Dr. Dan Van Roon • October 19th, 2012

A patient and friend brought an article to my attention regarding face painting for Halloween. A study performed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reported that 10 out of 10 children’s face paints tested positive for lead, which is a neurotoxin. 6 out of those 10 tested positive for either nickel, chromium or cobalt. All of these metals are toxic for your health.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends that children only use cosmetics free of lead. I recommend that you don’t use any face paints until more stringent safety standards and labeling is in place. Click here to see the article.

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