Beauty and body care products are continually being ousted as toxin-containing health destroyers. A recent study has added further cause for alarm, finding that 400 popular lipstick shades contained lead. Of course the FDA is assuring consumers that this lead exposure is completely safe, failing to act once more regarding serious health threats lurking in consumer products. The FDA said that lipstick is not meant to be ingested, and is for topical use only. Therefore, it is ‘completely safe’.
Lipstick Shades Shown to Contain Toxic Lead
The federal analysis reviewed top lipstick brands sold to children and adults alike. Purchased between February and July of 2012, all 400 shades came from retail stores. Of the 400 lipstick shades, a list of the top 5 offenders was created: