Created by: CosmetologySchool.org
It is still a relevant issue today:
- Most lipsticks contain at least a trace of lead, researchers have
shown. But a new study finds a wide range of brands are contaminated
with as many as eight other metals, from cadmium to aluminum. Now
experts are raising questions about what happens if these metals are
swallowed or otherwise absorbed on a daily basis.
“It matters because this is a chronic long-term issue, not a short-term exposure,” said Katharine Hammond, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California at Berkeley and the lead author of the new analysis. “We’re not saying that anyone needs to panic. We’re saying let’s not be complacent, that these are metals known to affect health."
- And lead may not be the only concern. Dr. Hammond’s new study, published in May in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found traces of cadmium, cobalt, aluminum, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper and nickel in 24 lip glosses and eight lipstick brands.