Methyl Ethyl Ketoxime (MEKO) and Your Health

On 1st March 2022 it became unlawful to sell paint products with more than 0.1% concentration of Methyl Ethyl Ketoxime (abbreviated to MEKO in industry) in it to the general public. This follows the official classification of this specific chemical as a class 1B carcinogen approximately 2 years ago. It will still be possible to sell paint products containing more than this concentration for "professional use" with the correct labelling applied.

We are aware that this fact has become a discussion point over the past day or so on UK based social media platforms due to the effect it is believed to have on another brand of model paint. We decided, to avoid the risk of being afflicted by assumptions to fill a void in available facts, to make the positive statement that Colourcoats enamel model paint is not affected by this change. Our formulation is compliant with the latest regulations.

As has always been the case when using paints of any type, particularly when airbrushing, please continue to use your common sense - ensure the workspace is well ventilated, avoid inhaling atomised paint mist from your airbrush and you won't go too far wrong. Extraction booths are inexpensive nowadays, and you don't really want to have clouds of paint dust of any chemistry settling on all the rest of your stuff in the room you model in do you?



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