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Lead - a secret ingredient lipsticks ...

Jun 16th 2014 at 9:57 PM

Conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tests showed that 400 popular lipsticks, available in the market, contains lead in trace amounts. Most have it lipstick Maybelline's Color Sensation (hue Pink Petal) -

7.19 ppm, in second place is listed L'Oreal Colour Riche (Volcanic) with the content of toxic lead in the amount of 7.0 ppm and NARS lipstick Shiseido production (color Red Lizard) - 4.93 ppm. A similar number of shades of lipsticks contain another list created by the FDA: among them are products such as Maybelline lipstick, Procter & Gamble, Avon.

The last such test was conducted by the FDA in 2007 for 20 lipsticks - then none of them does not exceed the lead content of 3.0 ppm. In the state of California, the most restrictive when it comes to safety in cosmetics - limit the lead content is 5.0 ppm. At this point, the lead levels present in the lipsticks is much higher.   

Then the reason for the implementation of the tests were pressure from consumer groups organizing the campaign for safe cosmetics, who discovered the presence of lead in lipsticks. The FDA acknowledges the current situation saying that he sees no real threat toHealth the outcome of the tests

, but consumers are still pushing the environment, citing the fact threat Healthchildren and women of childbearing age. Members of the campaign calling for establishing a new limit of allowable amount of lead in lipsticks, and maybe it will happen.   

Lead is not intentionally added to cosmetics, occurs naturally in the air, ground and water. Trace amounts may be found in the production of manycosmetics . But the fact that the lead content in cosmetics over the years is not decreasing, but increasing, consumers have the right to worry.

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