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Are Your Non-Toxic Art Supplies Really Toxin-Free?

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Have you ever tried to investigate the ingredients in your favorite conventional art supplies?

Chances are, you had a hard time figuring out what was in them, just like artist and Natural Earth Paint team member Kate Gregory.

“This year, I found out I had six different severe contact allergies, and my doctor told me that I had to re-assess everything that touched my skin on a daily basis—and I mean EVERYTHING. While going through my makeup, soaps, nail polishes, and more, I realized I hadn’t checked my art supplies. So, I contacted the company that makes the conventional gouache I had lying around from my university days, assuming they’d be able to provide the information I needed. I received this response:

‘Thank you for reaching out to us. Although we are unable to provide the EN-71 or Material Safety Data Sheet for the requested item, rest

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eARTh Day News from Leah Mebane!

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eARTh day 2013 news from Leah Mebane

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Read Leah’s updates and news with illustrations from her newsletter here!

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