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Lead found in Lipstick!


I just posted this in the beauty product junkies group, but this is important for parents and pregnant women as well. I hate posting about lead and recalls, but we can't escape them these days.....
Just saw this on yahoo about lead found in detectable, significant amounts in lipstick- including popular brands like Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Dior. Link below has the full scoop:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071011/hl_nm/lipstick_lead_dc
safecosmetics.org has a lot more information and the below link gives you their full report:
http://www.safecosmetics.org/docUploads/A%20Poison%20Kiss%2D%2DThe%20Pro...

ON THE LIPS, IN THE BODY

We are a culture in love with lipstick –
a love that for many women starts
early. A 2004 survey of cosmetics use
by 5,856 U.S. girls aged 7 to 19 found
that 63 percent of the girls aged 10 and
younger reported using lipstick.

When we lick our lips, eat and drink
while wearing lipstick, or kiss someone
who is wearing lipstick, we can ingest
the lipstick’s ingredients. Glamour
magazine’s June 2002 “Beauty Quickie
Tip” repeats a commonly quoted
statistic, “Women inadvertently (but
harmlessly) eat about 4 lbs of lipstick”
in a lifetime. Unfortunately, the latest
science shows that no level of lead is
“harmless.”

Hopefully, there aren't too many young children wearing much lipstick, but this can be harmful for pregnant women. Just thought you all would want to know...

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otispidoti otispidoti 6 years 49 weeks
It's not true. There's trace amounts of lead is all kinds of things we touch and eat everyday; it doesn't mean it's dangerous. Everything in moderation. Check out these links: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-in-lipstick/AN01618 http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/lipstick.asp The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Breast Cancer Fund are not credbile organizations. They cry wolf a lot and they have no respect in the medical community. The measurements they use in their study aren't accurate -- like comparing apples and oranges.
bluesuze bluesuze 6 years 49 weeks
Jeez. What the heck is going on in this world of ours?