Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lead found in Lipstick

Have you ever known...?
When applying lipstick, or puckering up to made-up lips, now you might have more to worry about than stained teeth. 

The Facts
FDA has recently received a number of inquiries from consumers concerned about the amount of lead present in lipstick. FDA's latest studies (last updated 2013) have found no lead 
lead levels that would pose safety concerns when lipstick is used as intended.

What did the FDA report find? 
The average lead concentration in the 400 lipsticks tested was 1.11 ppm. The results ranged from the detection limit of 0.026 ppm to the highest value of 7.19 ppm. For a table of the results, see FDA Analyses of Lead in Lipsticks. 

Lead and your health
Lead builds up in the body over time and lead-containing lipstick applied every day can add up to significant exposure levels. Furthermore, too much lead can affect nearly every system in the body. Lead poisoning can damage the nervous, muscular and reproductive systems, and has been tied to kidney damage and reduce IQ in kids.

Lipstick, as a product intended for topical use with limited absorption, is ingested only in very small quantities. Thus, FDA do not consider the lead levels found in the lipsticks to be a safety concern. The lead levels found are within the limits recommended by other public health authorities for lead in cosmetics, including lipstick.

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