Is Your Wall Paint Edible ?

Funny question, but interesting because sometimes small children are spotted eating wall paint of the house ! But is it really edible ? If not how is it dangerous for the kids ?

If it is a enamel paint then it has very adverse effect on kids beacuse it contains Lead. To make paint about 300 types of raw materials are needed in which almost 50 % of products consist of Petroleum Products. Also it contains Titanium Dioxide, Phthalic Anhydride, Pentaerythritol, Castor Oil, Soyabean Oil etc types of raw materials are used.

Lead is very dangerous to health and high level exposure to can also to death. The most serious problem associated with the lead exposure is neurological damage. Lead can cause people to experience seizures, lack of muscle control and lack of neurological control.

For children, lead exposure is especially dangerous, because their bodies are still in the growth process and lead can cause serious developmental problems. The onset of lead poisoning can be slow so parents may not realize what is going on until it becomes a major issue as a result the child’s concentration power becomes low and also IQ level lowers down.

As per the standards of government lead should be below 1000 ppm ( parts per million ), but many environmental institutions have found out that only some of the wall paint companies follow those standards which makes this a serious issue.

We just discussed lead here from all the products from which Titanium Dioxide, Phthalic Anhydride, Pentaerythritol are still being tested for there adverse effects as they are already suspected of various other side effects on humans which are also key products in wall paint.

So next time be careful to keep your child away from eating those wall paints, they certainly are not edible. Share your experience of what you thought about this topic before reading this article and how this article has been useful to you.

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