Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act

The Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA) requires a Board Certified Toxicologist to evaluate art materials for their potential to cause chronic hazards to the consumer and recommend suitable warning statements to conform to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) designated D-4236.  The reviewed materials can be labeled with “Conforms to ASTM D-4236”.

If desired, Intertek can also suggest labeling phrases, warnings and warning symbols that may be necessary on the package of the product other than LHAMA requirements (e.g. California Proposition 65).

Evaluation of the chronic toxicity of the individual chemical ingredients of the formulation used to manufacture the product:
each ingredient in the formulation is assessed for its chronic hazard potential including carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, sensitization, and general organ and tissue toxicities in relation to the potential for consumer exposure to the chemical
potential for synergistic or unpredictable adverse effects from the combination of ingredients in the formulation
Exposure considerations:
characteristics of the product such as physical form and size/volume
accessibility (e.g. liquid components)
intended use
exposure routes including ingestion, skin and eye contact and inhalation under normal use or reasonably foreseeable misuse
All art material formulations are reviewed by an expert Board Certified Toxicologist
CPSC labeling requirements (16 CFR §1500.14; 57 FR 46626)
ASTM D-4236 (LHAMA certification)