Sunday, October 14, 2007

Lead In Lipstick

For those of you who missed the NYT's 10/11 article, "Lipsticks Contain Lead, Consumer Group Says," here's the link. According to The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, 61% of the lipsticks tested by Bodycote Testing Group had detectable levels of lead. One third of the lipsticks tested reportedly had more lead than allowed in candy. Hmmm. Lead is allowed in candy? Seems like there's something wrong with that too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First, kids dying from lead in toys. Now, they find high levels of lead in lipsticks. What's next - lead in food? Are women going to start dying now too from using lipstick too much?

Freaky!

There's a detailed report about it at http://www.myproductalert.com/lead-in-lipsticks.html