Lead in Lipsticks

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Slayadragon, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    Yuck. Just what those of us with detoxification challenges need....to be licking lead off our lips all day.


    (From the AOL site today)

    Lipstick May Be Toxic

    In 2007 the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released a report that found lead in half of the 33 brand-name lipsticks they tested. Although the FDA has no standards for regulating cosmetics and the tested lead-levels would not pose a health threat for most, the authors of the report advise that pregnant women and small children avoid using lipstick because lead exposure can disrupt normal development. Even low levels of lead can add up, since lead is also commonly found in paint and drinking water.

    At the Store: Among the top brands testing positive for lead were L'Oreal's Colour Riche "True Red" and "Classic Wine," Cover Girl's Incredifull Lipcolor "Maximum Red," and Dior's Addict "Positive Red."
  2. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    Hi Lisa,

    This is just aweful...I love lipstick and makeup. I have been going organic in that area too.

    Thanks for posting. Hope you are still doing well - I'm pulling for you!

    God Bless,

  3. deserella

    deserella Member

    Sounds like the classic red is not a good one to wear! Shucky darns :(