Friday, 16 August 2013

Lip Service

Something that I saw on Conditioning Research a long time ago:
Fatal Attraction
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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."
There is more,
  • 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.
NYTimes shedding some much-needed light in to a shady corner of the beauty industry.

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