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« on: February 14, 2012, 04:46:21 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/400-lipstick-brands-contain-lead-fda-says/2012/02/14/gIQAhOyeDR_story.html?tid=pm_pop
400 lipsticks found to contain lead, FDA says
By Dina ElBoghdady
February 14, 2012

Four hundred of the nation’s most popular lipsticks contained trace levels of lead when tested recently by the federal government, confirming similar results of earlier analyses but on a much wider scale and at higher levels than previously detected.

Five L’Oreal and Maybelline lipsticks, owned by L’Oreal USA, ranked among the top 10 most contaminated brands, according to the analysis by the Food and Drug Administration. Two Cover Girl and two NARS lipsticks also landed in top 10 slots, as did one from Stargazer.
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Link in article with list of top ten lipsticks that tested with the most lead.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 04:49:53 PM »

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/02/14/lipsticks-perfumes-may-be-hazardous-to-health/
Lipsticks, Perfumes May Be Hazardous to Health
February 14, 2012

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Reuters first reported that a new study conducted by the FDA found that 400 lipsticks on the market tested positive for lead, according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition that advocates for safer cosmetics and hygiene products.

Maybelline Color Sensation by L’Oreal USA was the worst-offending lipstick of the group tested, the Campaign said. It contained more than 275 times the amount of lead that was found in the least-contaminated product.

Children’s products in the U.S. cannot contain more than 100 parts per million of lead. The highest offending lipstick contained 7.19 parts per million, the group said.

Oddly, the least contaminated was also the least expensive: Wet & Wild Mega Mixers Lip Balm. This just shows that cost is not a factor in lead levels, said Stacy Malkan, co-founder of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

“There is no safe level of lead exposure,” Malkan told ABCNews.com. “It builds up in the body over time. A little bit every day is adding up and staying with you.”
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The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is launching the Kiss Lead Goodbye contest Tuesday, when women are encouraged to submit video submissions to hear what they have to say to cosmetic giants that put lead in their products. Learn more at www.SafeCosmetics.org/kissleadgoodbye

 
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 12:48:22 PM »

yikes! 

You know, maybe they just didn't keep up with it, but when we used to make most of our own products (before outsourcing) I don't remember hearing about stuff like this.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 12:54:20 PM »

http://www.wlwt.com/r/30457848/detail.html

OMG, I used one of them.  I looked...OMG!
    

The top 10 worst offenders according to the FDA are:

1. Maybelline's Color Sensation in Pink Petal. (Lead content: 7.19 ppm)
2. L'Oreal Colour Riche in Volcanic. (Lead content: 7.00 ppm)
3. NARS Semi-Matte in Red Lizard. (Lead content: 4.93 ppm)
4. Cover Girl Queen Collection Vibrant Hues Color in Ruby Remix (Lead content: 4.92 ppm)
5. NARS Semi-Matte in Funny Face. (Lead content: 4.89)
6. L'Oreal Colour Rich in Tickled Pink. (Lead content: 4.45)
7. L'Oreal Intensely Moisturizing Lipcolor in Heroic. (Lead content: 4.41)
8. Cover Girl Continuous Color in Warm Brick. (Lead content: 4.28)
9. Maybelline Color Sensational in Mauve Me. (Lead content: 4.23)
10. Stargazer lipstick in shade "c." (Lead content: 4.12)


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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 12:58:53 PM »

http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm137224.htm#expanalyses

This link has all 400!

 
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 01:07:44 PM »

Thank-you for the important lead information, good to know.

I am not going to throw any lipstick's out,yet.  I will put a coat of vaseline on my lips, first, before I put the lipstick on. Smile

The lipsticks probably have been this way for year's. IMO


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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 01:10:46 PM »

OOps, can someone merge my thread into the one from yesterday please.
Didn't see it.......sorry......

I'll merge them pharlap, no worries.  Sometimes there are several places that could be applicable to start a thread. I debated whether to put it in the health and medical or the food and product recall thread.  
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