Our statement “do not eat decorated eggs” is based on the handling or miss handling of eggs. Our Eggspert legal team says “We are not providing the consumer with eggs and cannot be responsible for any sickness due to mishandling of eggs”. Please check out the USDA website for handling tips. www.usda.gov. Our markers are non-toxic and ASTM D4236 tested (lead-free). “I personally have eaten plenty of decorated eggs. In Texas, we hunt Easter eggs all day long in the hot sun. I wouldn’t recommend anyone eating an egg in that situation.” The Eggmazing was invented to help make decorating eggs fun without the mess. Hoppy decorating!!!