Lead Free Lipstick

Posted on December 29, 2014 by Lavender Gypsy | 0 Comments

Lead Free Lipstick

Lead free lipstick is a no-brainer.

Are metal toxins lurking in your lippy? Is the government keeping us safe? I hate to break it to you, but not by a long shot.

In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics tests and finds lead in L'Oreal, CoverGirl, and Dior. Lead can cause brain and nervous system damage, miscarriages. Heavy metals have been found in malignant breast tissues.

In May 2013, the University of California, Berkeley finds it again in 24 out of 32 lipstick brands commonly found in drugstores and department stores. Not only did they find lead, but chromium, a suspected carcinogen and other toxic heavy metals such as cadmium and aluminum at levels that have accumulative, long term health effects.

The ability of the FDA and EPA to meaningfully regulate chemicals that are in the cleaners we use in our homes, the toys our children play with, or the body care products we use daily is compromised.

Here's Why:

The problem dates back to 1976, when the Toxic Substances Control Act went into effect. It gave the federal government the right to track the nearly 85,000 chemicals in use in this country ~ and little else.

Under this law, the EPA, which oversees the use of individual chemicals in the United States, can’t take action to protect the public from a potentially harmful chemical until after it’s been introduced to the market and after it’s been found to cause “serious harm.”

While the EPA regulates individual chemicals, it’s the FDA that oversees body care products like deodorant, soap, shaving cream, makeup, and more. The agency doesn’t review ingredient lists on body care items. Therefore, the majority of the products we’re slathering on our bodies every day have never been independently tested for safety.

What this means is that you have to do your own research and be more savvy than ever to protect against lurking and dangerous, dare I say, cancerous causing toxins in your beauty products and home. Or just let me screen that out for you, that's my job.

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With Love,


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