Lead-safety Message: I’ve Switched my “Maybelline” Lipstick to natural “Urban color London” Lipstick and other Lead cosmetics to Lead free cosmetics at right time. Lead and other trace metals may be found in many lipsticks, these occur naturally and can accidentally contaminate other ingredients during production. As contaminants are not added intentionally they will not be listed as ingredients. But its good to change it over the period of time. The lead levels ranged from 0.09 to 3.06 ppm, with the highest levels found in lipsticks made by Cover Girl, L’Oreal, and Revlon, Maybelline.
Artist: Monika Mangal
Description of Work:Clicked by iPhoneX.
Lead-safety Message: When a cicada is caught in an invisible web, it struggles loudly until the spider kills it. But when lead kills, mostly, neither the patient nor the doctors know the cause of death. Lead poisoning is a silent invisible killer.
Artist: Elizabeth O’Brien
Description of Work:iPhone9 Photos collaged in Powerpoint & Paint
Lead-safety Message: Ban use of lead in automobile paint to protect human
health and environment.
Artist: Faridah Hussein Were
School Name: Chemistry Department, University of Nairobi
Description of Work: This is one of the power point presentations in the
virtual East African Community workshop during the International Lead
Poisoning Prevention Week of Action on 29th October 2020. The photo depicts
preparation of lead painted automobile metal surfaces through sanding in
open garages in residential areas. These activities result in substantial
exposure to the environment, workers and communities in the vicinities.
Research was also carried out and found that the automobile paints sold in
the nearby retail shops had markedly high levels of lead that exceeded the
90 ppm limit set by the East African Paint and Allied Product Standards. The
photo justifies why export, import, use or sale of lead in automobile paints
should be banned across the region by enforcing the East African Paint
Standards of 90 ppm maximum total lead in paint