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    canterella
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    Lead in lipstick

    Post  canterella on Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:54 am

    With names like "Cherry Jubilee" and "Cocoa Plum" you would be forgiven for thinking lipstick is good enough to eat.

    But tests by the US Food and Drug Administration have found two of New Zealand's most popular lipstick brands contain lead.

    The agency tested 22 products and found Cover Girl and L'Oreal had the highest amounts of the potentially harmful neurotoxin - up to 3.06 parts per million.


    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10651548


    Does anyone take these scaremongers seriously any more?
    Look, I'm 45, I had chlorine and fluoride in my drinking water all my life, mercury in my tooth fillings for most of my life and I probably swallowed kilos of lead-laden $2 lipstick in all those years but I'm still alive and well.
    So maybe from now on I should be regarded as a medical phenomenon. What a Face

    ydekm
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    Re: Lead in lipstick

    Post  ydekm on Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:05 am

    Doesn't really bother me. Although I dont really wear lipstick.
    I colour my hair though and I bet there is something evil in hairdye.
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    Re: Lead in lipstick

    Post  ____ on Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:28 am

    Im wondering if the herald fired their fact checkers, given that there was a hoax email about this very thing a couple years ago that snopes debunked.
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    83T'na
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    Re: Lead in lipstick

    Post  83T'na on Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:35 am

    Surprised I had thought it was illegal to put ANY lead in make up at all!!!!!!!

    Not that I ever bought Cover Girl make up, but I might have a L'Oreal one somewhere.
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    master5o1
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    Re: Lead in lipstick

    Post  master5o1 on Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:07 pm

    ____ wrote:Im wondering if the herald fired their fact checkers, given that there was a hoax email about this very thing a couple years ago that snopes debunked.

    APN outsourced their Fact Checkng department to some gullible fools.
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    Donkeycheese
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    Re: Lead in lipstick

    Post  Donkeycheese on Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:17 pm

    ydekm wrote:Doesn't really bother me. Although I dont really wear lipstick.
    I colour my hair though and I bet there is something evil in hairdye.

    you're right - which is why hairdressers have higher rates of bladder cancer

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    Re: Lead in lipstick

    Post  ydekm on Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:19 pm

    Donkeycheese wrote:
    ydekm wrote:Doesn't really bother me. Although I dont really wear lipstick.
    I colour my hair though and I bet there is something evil in hairdye.

    you're right - which is why hairdressers have higher rates of bladder cancer
    I had heard it was kidney.. or that it was kidney cancer if you coloured your hair darker. (because at the time I did, so it stuck with me)
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    Re: Lead in lipstick

    Post  Waireka on Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:38 pm

    I'm a lip gloss girl, lip gloss and a swipe of mascarra. Body Shop products. Actually, they have a new mascarra in a pink thing and it is the best mascarra I have ever owned.

    Makes me laugh how the people who panic about what is in their make up are sometimes the same people who smoke.

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