Radio Taiwan International
Date: 22 September, 2020
By: Paula Chao
Oil paintings are built with various layers. But since the paint used contains lead white, zinc white, and titanium dioxide, the chemicals could pose a health hazard if used over a long time. It could also be dangerous if paint gets stuck in one’s fingernails.
Recently a female oil painter was diagnosed with a high level of lead, after complaining about abdominal pain and a headache. [FULL STORY]