Halloween is just around the corner and many of us are going to be dressing our kids up and taking them out trick-or-treating. But did you know that the make-up, facemasks, synthetic hair and even costumes can contain toxic materials?
Lipsticks and face paint, for example, often contain lead – which can impair brain development even at low levels.
Nail polish could contain phthalates and toluene – both of which have been linked to hormone disruption and cancer.
But don’t despair! There are also plenty of safe products that will do the trick.
If you’re getting your little guys out there for Halloween, do it safely. Read more about what to avoid and safe, non-toxic alternatives at Tips to Green Your Halloween.