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FDA : Lead Found In Hundreds Of Popular Lipsticks

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  1. Egyptian Doctor

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    Many of girls put on lipstick several times a day, never thinking about exactly what we’re applying, not realizing in most lipsticks, they may find lead.

    Afer FDA has received a number of inquiries from consumers concerned about the amount of lead present in lipstick. FDA's studies have found no lead levels that would pose safety concerns when lipstick is used as intended.

    FDA scientists developed an analytical method, published in 2009, for measuring the amount of lead in lipstick. Their initial findings, as well as their expanded findings posted in December 2011, confirm that the amount of lead found in lipstick is very low and does not pose safety concerns.

    FDA limits lead in color additives to maximum specified levels, typically no more than 20 parts per million (ppm) for color additives approved for use in cosmetics. In addition, the color additives listed under regulations in 21 CFR Parts 74 and 82 are required to be batch-certified by FDA, which includes testing each batch for lead, before they may be used in cosmetics.

    Check the results of the analysis in the official website for FDA here : Lipstick and Lead: Questions and Answers

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