Lipstick contains lead. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer. The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer.

Lead is a potent neurotoxin linked to a variety of health and reproductive problems, including learning language and behavioral problems. Lead is also linked to infertility and miscarriage.

Pregnant women and young children are particularly vulnerable to exposure because lead easily crosses the placenta and enters the fetal brain, where it interferes with normal development.

Lead has been eliminated from paint, gasoline and many other products for good reason and now we must demad lead-free cosmetics.

Lipstick brands that contain lead are:

Christian Dior

Lancome

Clinique

Y.S.L.

Estee Lauder

Shiseido

Red Earth (lip gloss)

Chanel (lip conditioner)

After doing a test on lipsticks it was found that the Y.S.L lipstick contained the most amount of lead.

Watchout for the lipsticks which are supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer it is because of the higher content of lead.

http://www.teensforsafecosmetics.org/get-involved/lead-in-lipstick.html

http://www.safecosmetics.org/newsroom/press.cfm?pressReleaseID=26

http://www.notjustaprettyface.org/

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