GRAPHITE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

GRAPHITE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Not An Allergen. Graphite Pencil lead is made up of graphite (a form of carbon) mixed with wax and clay. Graphite is not on published allergen lists. In pencils specifically, you’re more at risk of a contact reaction from the paint used to color the outside of the pencil, the clay mixed in with the graphite (the more clay mixed in …