Does your Lipstick or Cosmetics porduct contains any of the potentially harmful ingredients such as Lead?
Do you know your Lipsticks contain lead?
Consumer group says Lipsticks tested by a U.S. consumer rights group found that more than half contained lead and some popular brands including Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Christian Dior had more lead than others.
Click on link below to see the full article. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21265344/from/ET/
Let me share with you what is Lead and How Lead effect our health.
- Lead is a chemical element, a soft, heavy, toxic and malleable poor metal.
- Lead is bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes to dull gray when exposed to air.
- Lead is used in building construction, lead-acid batteries, bullets and shot, weights for model railroad cars, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys.
- Lead is a poisonous metal that can damage nervous connections (especially in young children) and cause blood and brain disorders. Long term exposure to lead or its salts (especially soluble salts or the strong oxidant PbO 2) can cause nephropathy, and colic-like abdominal pains.
The concern about lead's role in cognitive deficits in children has brought about widespread reduction in its use (lead exposure has been linked to schizophrenia).
The above information is taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead#Health_effects
See more infromation about lead - http://www.nsc.org/library/facts/lead.htm
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Freedom of choice - Go for alternative safe product
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