Halloween costume makeup chemicals can pose health threat

- If you're planning on using face paint on Halloween this year, be warned that some of the products may contain chemicals that can pose a threat to your health.

Lawmakers say several face paints made in China have found to contain ingredients like lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium, but the chemicals are never put on the label.

On Sunday, New York Senator Charles Schumer called for the FDA to create stricter guidelines to unmask the harmful products.

Labels for costume makeup often contain artificial dyes, fragrances, waxes and oils, all of which can clog pores, cause breakouts and irritate skin. You should use theatre makeup instead.

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