Halloween ‘Face painting’ can endanger children’s health
Lead cosmetics may cause skin blemishes and affect bones, blood and reproductive system small.
The custom of making up for children during celebrations of Halloween or “Day Witches” is fun but can also put your health at risk if cosmetics of dubious origin are used, because these may contain lead, a substance that is harmful for the human body, he warned the General Directorate of Medicines, Supplies and Drugs (Digemid).
“The cosmetics of unknown origin that are used to perform the” face painting “are made with dyes that may contain lead, metal that might accumulate in the nervous system, bone, blood and reproductive small, affecting their health,” they explained specialists the Digemid.
Upon contact with your skin, small can present initially, itching, allergies and gray spots. However, long term effects can be more serious, such as infertility, spontaneous abortions, including nerve and brain disorders.
Specialists Digemid recommended taking the necessary precautions before buying paints and cosmetics to “face painting” or hire a person or company that is responsible for this service during the celebrations of Halloween or any other party which you want to paint the faces of children.
“Parents should check whether the products are from legal sources, observing their Compulsory Sanitary Notification (NSO), appropriate presentation and packaging, in addition to purchasing in formal places and at flea markets, fairs or street vending stalls. Following these recommendations may spend fun times without risking the health of their conceited, “they concluded.