FDA Finds Lead in All Non-Organic Lipsticks

Tests conducted by the FDA on 22 red lipsticks found lead, a neurotoxin, in every single sample studied. The highest levels were in Cover Girl, Revlon, L’Oreal lipsticks.

The FDA does not regulate lead in finished cosmetics, only in colors added to the products.

Houma Today reports:


“Studies suggest the average woman inadvertently consumes about 4 pounds of lipstick over the course of her life ... The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is calling on the FDA to require cosmetics manufacturers to reduce lead to the lowest achievable levels, a policy the FDA already has adopted for candy.”

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