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Is There a Hidden Danger Lurking in Your Favorite Lipstick?

By: Kristen Guilfoos Email
By: Kristen Guilfoos Email

Ladies, as you get ready in the morning, you may want to double check that lipstick you're putting on. Consumer groups say your favorite color could pose a hidden danger. In this health alert, we're talking about lead-laced lipsticks.

From sleek suede to coral crush to timeless ruby, everyone has a favorite. But while the colors may all be very different, there's one thing they all have in common, lead.

The F.D.A recently took a look at 400 tubes to see how much lead was inside. The most lead-heavy lipstick contains 7.19 parts per million. To put that into perspective for you, kid's products in the U.S. are required to have less than 100 parts per million.

Consumer groups like "Campaign for Safe Cosmetics" say any lead is too much lead; they're petitioning the FDA to set stricter lead limits.


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