You may have noticed that arts and crafts products do not list ingredients. Consumers rely upon "non toxic" certification, believing that their art materials have undergone sufficient testing to ensure the products they use are safe. Don't let these labels fool you.

Art pigments (colors) are commonly made from petrochemicals, and the actual hazards of these materials are not always known. In the US, synthetic pigments that have never been tested for toxicity can be labeled "non-toxic." The rationale? There is no data to prove otherwise. Arts and crafts paints also often contain a host of toxic ingredients like formaldehyde (a carcinogen), one of the most common paint preservatives.

Paints may not only be hazardous to the consumer, but also the environment. Certified "non-toxic" pigments can still be toxic to fish and other wildlife. 

GLOB uses all natural food colors in our paints. Our paints are sustainable and biodegradable, making them safe to wash down the sink and into our water supply. Our paints conforms to US safety standards and the comprehensive requirements of: EUROPE, CANADA, and AUSTRALIA.

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