Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lead in lipstick?!

Treehugger.com states-
"Here’s yet another reason to look for organic and all natural beauty products, particularly when applying them to our smackers. A test by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that 61% of the 33 lipsticks that they tested contained lead.

Additionally, one third of the lipsticks tested contained an amount of lead that exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s standard establishment. Of the brands that were tested, the more popular ones that contained lead included Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Christian Dior.

Although Fox News suggests that this isn’t enough to throw your lipsticks away, the report states that pregnant women and young children are particularly vulnerable. Proctor & Gamble, who makes Cover Girl and L’Oreal, stated that the quantity of lead a consumer might be exposed to from its lip product "is hundreds of times less than the amount that she would get from eating, breathing and drinking water."

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