Most Kohl is lead and antimony!!

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Posted by Lauren on October 16, 2002 at 21:55:43:

In reply to: Here's HOW posted by Noli on October 16, 2002 at 21:31:34:

it's much healthier for your eye than
: commercial cosmetics which you wouldn't dare put into your eye.

NO! A while back, CCJ posted more than one study showing that most
kohl is made from lead and antimony, both of which are harmful if not
dangerous. If Noli has it made special for him, his may be safe but
you shouldn't use it off the shelf.
Part of the studies posted said that lead poisoning in babies of kohl-
wearing mothers was especially high. Lead isn'ty good for anyone but
to a developing baby it's especially harsh. My first son was born at
a time when I was going to a lot of events where I wore kohl. He was
entirely breastfed. He tested medium high for lead and we couldn't
figure out why. We lived in a newish apartment owned by friends who
had it tested for lead before they bought it. I had an interval
where there were no kohl-wearing occasions for a few months. At the
end of those months, he was tested again and found to be entirely
Especially now, in the pre-halloween season, you can get black
eyeshadow which can be ground up to give you the same soft effect.
You can always buy black body powder from theatrical costume shops.
Of course you would not want to put that IN your eye, but I'm rather
doubtful of putting anything directly there anyway. Dabbing at the
lash-line with a small brush or stick will fake it well.


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