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February 16, 2012

400 lipsticks found to contain lead, FDA says.

Four hundred of the nation’s most popular lipsticks contained trace levels of lead when tested recently by the federal government, confirming similar results of earlier analyses but on a much wider scale and at higher levels than previously detected.

Leaded lipstick: How much is too much?

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics highlighted an FDA analysis of lead in lipsticks. The study found lead in all 400 lipsticks tested, with levels of up to 7.19 parts per billion. Safe Cosmetics says this is more than twice the levels reported in a previo...

Is that lead in your lipstick?

Recent tests by FDA scientists, updating tests from 2007, reveal increased lead levels in US lipsticks, with two brands above California's standard of 5 ppm. FDA says it is considering setting an upper limit for lead in lipsticks, but to date no such l...
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