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There’s Still Lead in Lipstick - Does the FDA Care? | Care2 Causes

There’s Still Lead in Lipstick - Does the FDA Care? | Care2 Causes

The FDA recently analyzed 400 brands of lipstick and found lead in all of them . Some offenders are far worse than others: topping the charts are a couple shades from L’Oreal USA, with 7 parts per million in each tube of lipstick. The troubling part is that this isn’t a new problem: Care2 Causes brought attention to the FDA’s initial survey of 22 brands of lead-containing lipstick back in the summer of 2010, and we’ve run several petitions pleading for greater FDA oversight dating all the way back to 2008 ! The FDA claims these small amounts of lead aren’t harmful – but lead poisoning isn’t something that happens all at once when exposed to the toxin in large amounts. More often, it’s a slow build-up of heavy metals in the body. If a woman is applying lipstick several times a day, and bits of it are ingested or absorbed through the skin, are these small amounts really “saf...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/theres-still-lead-in-lipstick...

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