A new report from the FDA says yes, but the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says no?
So what’s going on?
Turns out if you’re a fan of any of the 400 lipsticks testedÃ¢â‚¬â€including L’Oreal and Cover GirlÃ¢â‚¬â€you could be smooching with lead-coated lips.
While the FDA found only minimal traces of the neurotoxin and claims that it’s not enough to be cause for concern, the levels have doubled since their last test. AndÃ‚Â the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is not buying the FDA assessment, stating that, “…lead builds up in the body over time and lead-containing lipstick applied several times a day, every day, can add up to significant exposure levels.”
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