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It wasn’t just the cost that made whitewash attractive, either. Another benefit is its lack of toxicity for animals. That’s right. You don’t have to worry that your pigs will get sick if they chew on your paint, and no gases are given off that can hurt them. It also doesn’t contain lead, which for a long time was found in paints. Photo Credit: JamesBrey/Getty Images

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