"Lead in....lipstick?" Topic
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|GarrisonMiniatures ||07 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'
| John the OFM ||07 Jan 2013 8:27 a.m. PST|
Well, they need SOMETHING to replace the mercury and radium!
|kreoseus2||07 Jan 2013 11:43 a.m. PST|
Thats why I rarely wear lipstick any more
|Henrix||07 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.
|altfritz||08 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
|Buff Orpington ||09 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 ||09 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.