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Tests reveal lead found in lipsticks
ABC-7 San Francisco
September 3rd, 2009
A different new study has found there's more lead in lipstick than previously thought.

FDA: Yes, lots of lipsticks contain lead
by Siel JuMother Nature Network blog
September 3rd, 2009
The good news: After a long, tight-lipped silence, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration tested lipsticks for lead — a move that eco-nonprofit organizations like Campaign for Safe Cosmetics have been calling for years.

Lead in lipstick: FDA gives moms the toxic kiss off
by Stacy MalkanMomsRising blog
September 3rd, 2009
The FDA spent two years studying the problem, only to discover that, yup, there really is lead in lipstick – and then decide that, no, they’re not going to do anything about it.

Lead in lipstick, but no FDA standard
United Press International
September 2nd, 2009
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should set standards to reduce lead in lipstick to the lowest achievable levels, a U.S. non-profit group says.

Lipstick Lead Levels Higher Than Formerly Reported
CBS-11 Dallas/Fort Worth
September 2nd, 2009
In the fall of 2007 the consumer advocacy group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) reported about lead levels in some top-brand lipsticks. Now the government says lead levels in many of those lipsticks are actually higher than first reported.

Lead Levels in Many Lipsticks Higher Than Reported
HealthDay News
September 2nd, 2009
A new analysis finds lead levels in many lipsticks are higher than those reported in 2007 by the consumer advocacy group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

FDA Tests Find Lead in Lipstick
by Dan ShapleyThe Daily Green
September 1st, 2009
A new Food and Drug Administration study has identified lead in all 20 red lipsticks it tested (from 10 different brands), and at concentrations up to four-times higher than those found in independent testing.

I’ll take my lipstick unleaded, please
by Jane HoulihanEWG Kid-Safe Chemicals Blog
September 1st, 2009
You may have missed the Federal Food and Drug Administration’s latest study on lead in lipstick. After all, how many women peruse the latest ($35) issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Science while touching up for their next appointment?

Saving Face: How Safe Are Cosmetics and Body Care Products?
Beauty On Watch blog
August 12th, 2009
The government knows just about as much as you do about what you’re putting on your skin—that is to say, not much.

Triclosan or treat?
by Lou BendrickGrist
July 27th, 2009
Dear Grist, I have been getting contradictory information about triclosan. Organic Consumers Association says danger, beware, don’t use. Other sources say no problem. What do you say?

Fragrance allergen levels in baby bathwater of ‘special concern’, say scientists
by Katie BirdCosmeticsDesign.com
July 22nd, 2009
The levels of fragrance allergens in baby bathwater are of ‘special concern’ according to Spanish researchers who have developed a method to test the presence of the compounds.

Chemicals and Our Health
by Nicholas D. KristofNew York Times
July 15th, 2009
However careful you are about your health, your body is almost certainly home to troubling chemicals called phthalates. These are ubiquitous in modern life, found in plastic bottles, cosmetics, some toys, hair conditioners, and fragrances — and many scientists have linked them to everything from sexual deformities in babies to obesity and diabetes.

What's really in your beauty products?
by Stacy MalkanCrazy Sexy Life blog
July 9th, 2009
Penis deformation? I don’t like those two words together.

Why the Adage 'the Dose Makes the Poison' Can Be Toxic to Corporate Chemicals Policy
by Richard LiroffGreenBiz blog
June 24th, 2009
You're better off heeding an updated version: "The dose and the timing make the poison."

Author links everyday chemicals to breast cancer
by Simon PitmanCosmeticsDesign.com
June 18th, 2009
"No Family History," by Sabrina McCormick, PhD, aims to make a link between the rising rates of breast cancer and increased exposure to everyday products containing numerous chemicals.

Opinion: War on breast cancer must shift to prevention
by Sabrina McCormickEnvironmental Health News
June 8th, 2009
If we truly want to save lives, we must shift our attention from curing breast cancer to preventing it. This means reducing exposures to pesticides and hormones in food, ingredients in personal care products, and air-borne pollutants, which all raise the risk of breast cancer.

No More Tears... until baby grows up and gets cancer!
by AnnieAnnie's Organic Baby blog
June 4th, 2009
Last month the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and partner organizations released a report revealing that dozens of popular bath products for babies and kids contain at least two hazardous contaminants: 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde.

Phthalates may soften, weaken bones
by Negin P. Martin, Ph. DEnvironmental Health News
June 3rd, 2009
Phthalates used in plastics and beauty products can trigger bone cell death.

Don't Lick Your Lips
by Elizabeth GrossmanEarth Island Institute's EnvironmentaList blog
June 3rd, 2009
I’m not opposed to cosmetics; I use them and happen to own several reddish lipsticks myself. The point is that when it comes to lead exposure, given the latest health science, it’s hard to discern how any lead in a product designed for the lips could be permissible.

A Simple Smooch or a Toxic Smack?
by Abby EllinNew York Times
May 28th, 2009
Will all those years of applying lipstick several times a day add up to a worrisome accumulation of a dangerous substance?

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