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Source: Caution! Lipsticks Contain Lead
With all this talk about lead tainted toys coming from China, I just wanted to let people know about something I came across. Lipsticks can contain lead. I have included the full link for this information.
In a nutshell:
Lipsticks were tested and found that more than half contained lead and some popular brands including Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Christian Dior had more lead than others.
Most of the tainted lipsticks are of the red color. Lipsticks are ingested and absorbed into the bloodstream and are stored and built up over time. One-third of the lipsticks tested contained an amount of lead that exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 0.1 ppm limit for lead in candy. Many of the manufactures dispute the claim or feel the FDA does not have a limit for lipstick because it is not intended to be eaten. One defense is that the lead occurs naturally.
I think this is foolish on the manufactures to take such a stance. Just get the lead out!!! Here is an example of a manufacture looking at profit instead of safety. Come one people, put the blame where it belongs. On the manufactures, and not the stores selling the products! Demand no less than a safe product. I checked with my wife who sells Avon and she said Avon told her that the Avon products do not contain lead.