Kids love having their face painted. Also, with Halloween practically around the bend, they will implore you to transform them into little cats, lions and princesses. We need to ensure you’re mindful of what’s in confront paint, how it can influence your tyke and the choices you need to keep your little one safe.
The latest report “Entirely Scary 2: Unmasking Toxic Chemicals in Kids’ Makeup” uncovers an exasperating truth: in excess of 50 percent of face paints and beautifying agents (lip demulcents, nail clean and cosmetics units promoted to kids) contain no less than one fixing or contaminant connected to hormone disturbance, formative harmfulness, learning challenges or growth. The report was issued in 2016 by the Breast Cancer Fund (now known as Breast Cancer Prevention Partners) and its Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Of the 187 items tried, forty-eight were Halloween confront paints that were tried for arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead and mercury.
Lead was found in almost 20% of the face paints
Cadmium was found in about 30% of the face paints
Substantial metal fixations were higher and more typical in dark and dull pigmented paints
The greater part of the items with recognizable levels of lead had higher fixations than what is permitted in drinking water (.015 ppm) and youngsters’ sustenance (.5 ppm)
19 percent (9 items) contained lead at levels over 1 ppm.
The various items tried (lip ointment, nail clean and cosmetics units) were found to have Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – vapors and gases that may incorporate chemicals like styrene, toluene, benzene and formaldehyde.
What’s more, items sullied with VOCs all tried higher for VOCs than EPA limits for drinking water. Those items were: Disney Frog Lip Gloss, Disney Frozen stick-on nails, Disney Princess Lip Gloss, Hershey’s Reese’s lip emollient, Hershey’s Bubble Gum lip medicine, Minions Nail Polish Pink, the Batman Party Makeup Set, and the Killer Clown Makeup Kit.