[ RadSafe ] Yellowcake facepaint in PNG ?

Jaro Franta jaro_10kbq at videotron.ca
Sun May 8 19:08:27 CDT 2016

Looking for someone in this group who could help confirm -- or deny -- a
claim regarding yellow Uranium pigment being used by indigenous tribesmen (
the Huli "Wigmen") in Papua New Guinea (PNG), for ceremonial face painting,
as per the following links:


http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/2009/10/papua-new-guinea/   (see text near
bottom of page)

General reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huli_people 

I know that uranium salts were used as pigments by south-western American
tribesmen for face & body paint, but that was hundreds of years ago.
It would be amazing, if true, that uranium face paint is still being used
today, in PNG.

Thanks in advance.

Jaro Franta

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