18 May '11, 12pm

Canada Under Pressure to Regulate Heavy Metals in Cosmetics: By Jonathan Bardelline TORONTO, ON — A Canadian env...

TORONTO, ON — A Canadian environmental group is calling for stricter rules on impurities in cosmetics along with full disclose of ingredients, whether they are intentionally added or not, after finding high levels of heavy metals in common products. Environmental Defence had 49 cosmetic items tested for the presence of eight heavy metals. Seven of the metals were found throughout the products, and all items had at least two heavy metals in them, the group says in its "Heavy Metal Hazard" report . The group called out arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury (the only metal not found in any product) as the metals of most concern since Canada has banned them from being intentionally added to cosmetics, has declared them toxic and has draft regulations that would restrict their presence as impurities. The other metals that were tested for are beryllium, nickel, selenium and thalliu...

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