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GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 7:57 a.m. PST

'a 2007 study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that more than 50 per cent of lipstick brands contained lead'


Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 8:27 a.m. PST

Well, they need SOMETHING to replace the mercury and radium!

kreoseus207 Jan 2013 11:43 a.m. PST

Thats why I rarely wear lipstick any more…..

Henrix07 Jan 2013 12:21 p.m. PST

Lead has been a staple in cosmetics since at least ancient Egypt.

Wonder if they still get away with using cadmium for reds and yellows. If so I'm jealous.

altfritz08 Jan 2013 4:33 a.m. PST

Considering how easily lead is absorb through the skin that seems like a really stupid idea. And a possible explanation for how loopy women get! ;-P

(Just kidding!)

Buff Orpington Inactive Member09 Jan 2013 10:56 a.m. PST

Come on, they get a longer life expectancy than we do, this just evens things up a little.
Paints gave better coverage when they had lead & cadmium in them.

KatieL Inactive Member09 Jan 2013 1:51 p.m. PST

"the highest amounts of lead in lipstick uncovered by the The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in 2007 were 0.65ppm, 0.58ppm and 0.56ppm with all other lipsticks below 0.5ppm."

Until 2006, the FDA limit on lead content for sweets intended to be eaten by children was 0.5ppm…

ppm = parts per million.

Illustration; my car (a now elderly 2-litre coupe) weighs 1600kg. About 3400lb. 0.5ppm of that would be 0.8g. That would be about the total weight of the filaments in the bulbs in the lights on the front. Not the glass bits or the bulbs, just the curly bits of wire which do the actual glowing.

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