High levels of lead found in some lipstick

Oct 12, 2007

Laboratory tests show surprisingly high levels of lead in a number of lipsticks manufactured in the United States, including luxury expensive brands.

The tests, conducted last month on 33 brand-name red lipsticks, found that 61 percent contained detectable levels of lead, with levels ranging from 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million. One-third of the tested lipsticks exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 0.1 ppm limit for lead in candy, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics said Friday in a release.

The group said the FDA has not set a limit for lead in lipstick.

Some less expensive brands such as Revlon --which costs about $7.49-- had no detectable levels of lead, while the more expensive Dior Addict at $24.50 had higher levels than some other brands.

Among the top brands testing positive for lead were L'Oreal Colour Riche "True Red" with 0.65 ppm, L'Oreal Colour Riche "Classic Wine" with 0.58 ppm, Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor "Maximum Red" with 0.56 ppm and Dior Addict "Positive Red" with 0.21 ppm

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Road traffic noise linked to heightened risk of mid-riff bulge

Related Stories

Architects to hatch Ecocapsule as low-energy house

19 hours ago

Where people call home depends on varied factors, from poverty level to personal philosophy to vanity to community pressure. Ecocapsule appears to be the result of special factors, a team of architects applying ...

California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

22 hours ago

California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid ...

Apple may deliver ways to rev up the iPad, report says

23 hours ago

MacRumors last month said that the latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker revealed Apple stayed on as the largest vendor in a declining tablet market. The iPad ...

Recommended for you

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.