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Lipstick Contains Detectable Levels Of Lead Says Campaign Group Report


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Eduardo
- 4187 days ago - medicalnewstoday.com
Tests conducted by an independent laboratory found that 61% of 33 brand-name red lipsticks contained detectable levels of lead. One third of the lipsticks tested by the laboratory were found to contain more than the 0.1 ppm limit imposed by FDA.



   

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Eduardo L (101)
Saturday November 3, 2007, 10:17 am
The following message from my friend Wayne Campbell has a detail description of the report:

I receive a report from the Environmental Working Group based in America. They have been doing a lot of research into different skincare products and produced a report called “Skin Deep”.

In their latest bulletin that I have received they have been dealing with lipsticks. They rated the different brands and colours from 0-2 mildly hazardous 3-6 medium 7-9 high hazard. I copied the Revlon one that had the highest number of lipsticks shown. The document is not a good one as there are gaps etc and it is I think about 12 pages long but it covers everything..
Regards,
Wayne Campbell


REVLON MOON DROPS LIPSTICK FROST 24K ORANGE
last updated: 08/15/07 brand: Revlon by Revlon Consumer Products Corporation

SCORE

8 high hazard (out of 10)
87% data gap
(why scores have changed)


BETTER PRODUCTS
96% of lipsticks have lower concerns


INGREDIENT CONCERNS
Percentage of ingredients in this product that meet these criteria:

Ingredients in this product are linked to:
Cancer
Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Violations, Restrictions & Warnings
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Other concerns for ingredients used in this product:
Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes

REVLON MOISTURE CREAM MOISTURE CREAM LIPSTICK, BLASE APRICOT; EARTHY; HOT CORAL; LILAC CHAMPAGNE; LOVE THAT PINK; ORANGE FLIP; PEACH SILK; PERSIAN MELON; ROSE BERRY; VERY BERRY
last updated: 04/01/05 brand: Revlon by Revlon Consumer Products Corporation

SCORE

9 high hazard (out of 10)
87% data gap
(why scores have changed)


BETTER PRODUCTS
100% of lipsticks have lower concerns


INGREDIENT CONCERNS
Percentage of ingredients in this product that meet these criteria:

Ingredients in this product are linked to:
Cancer
Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Violations, Restrictions & Warnings
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Other concerns for ingredients used in this product:
Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes

This manufacturer:
Compact for Safe Cosmetics signer
Conducts animal testing

Ingredients from packaging: ACTIVE INGREDIENT: PADIMATE 0. OTHER INGREDIENTS: LANOLIN OIL, CASTOR OIL, CETYL ACETATE, OCTYL HYDROSTEARATE, CANDELILLA WAX, OCTYL PALMITATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL RICINOLEATE, CERESIN, PARAFFIN, ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL, CARNAUBA, PVP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, VITAMIN E ACETATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ROSE HIPS SEED OIL, FRAGRANCE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BHA. MAY CONTAIN: MICA, IRON OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, D&C ORANGE NO. 5, D&C RED NO. 21 ZIRCONIUM LAKE, FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 27, D&C RED NO. 27 ALUMINUM LAKE, FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 ALUMINUM LAKE, FD&C BLUE NO. 1 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 BARIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 21, D&C RED NO. 6 CALCIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 CALCIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 33 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C ORANGE NO. 5 ZIRCONIUM LAKE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE.

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ingredients

score data gap concerns
BHA 10 48% Cancer, Violations, Restrictions & Warnings, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
FRAGRANCE 8 47% Neurotoxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous
PADIMATE O (OCTYL DIMETHYL PABA | PABA ESTER)
PADIMATE 0
(Active Ingredient) 6 87% Violations, Restrictions & Warnings, Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Biochemical or cellular level changes
D&C RED 21 ALUMINUM LAKE
D&C RED NO. 21 ZIRCONIUM LAKE
(May Contain) 3 90% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity
D&C RED 27 LAKE
D&C RED NO. 27 ALUMINUM LAKE
(May Contain) 3 90% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity
D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE
D&C RED NO. 6 BARIUM LAKE
(May Contain) 4 90% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
D&C RED 7 LAKE
D&C RED NO. 7 CALCIUM LAKE
(May Contain) 4 90% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
FD&C BLUE NO. 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
(May Contain) 4 90% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
(May Contain) 4 90% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
(May Contain) 3 90% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity
D&C RED 33 ALUMINUM LAKE
D&C RED NO. 33 ALUMINUM LAKE
(May Contain) 3 89% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Neurotoxicity
D&C RED 27
D&C RED NO. 27
(May Contain) 1 86% Persistence and bioaccumulation
D&C ORANGE 5
D&C ORANGE NO. 5
(May Contain) 1 85% none identified
PROPYLPARABEN 4 79% Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
VITAMIN E ACETATE 4 79% Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
D&C RED 21
D&C RED NO. 21
(May Contain) 2 76% Cancer
METHYLPARABEN 4 75% Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Biochemical or cellular level changes
PROPYLENE GLYCOL 4 60% Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER 3 99% Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL 2 88% Allergies/immunotoxicity
MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(May Contain)
(; 15nm; size_assumed) 1 83% Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes
MICA
(May Contain) 2 70% Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
D&C RED 6 LAKE
D&C RED NO. 6 CALCIUM LAKE
(May Contain) 1 100% none identified
CETYL ACETATE 1 96% none identified
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE 1 95% Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
(May Contain) 1 91% none identified
CASTOR OIL 1 81% Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption
PARAFFIN 1 77% none identified
IRON OXIDES
(May Contain) 1 72% Persistence and bioaccumulation
D&C ORANGE 5 ZIRCONIUM LAKE
D&C ORANGE NO. 5 ZIRCONIUM LAKE
(May Contain) 0 100% none identified
ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE
OCTYL HYDROSTEARATE 0 100% none identified
PROPYLENE GLYCOL RICINOLEATE 0 100% none identified
ROSE HIPS SEED OIL 0 100% none identified
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX 0 99% none identified
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX 0 99% none identified
CERESIN 0 99% none identified
LANOLIN OIL 0 99% none identified
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMER 0 99% none identified

Cancer

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Possible human carcinogen products for use on the lips BHA
Limited evidence of carcinogenicity D&C RED 21
One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL,
One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PADIMATE O (OCTYL DIMETHYL PABA | PABA ESTER)
One or more animal studies show tumor formation at moderate doses PARAFFIN
One or more in vitro tests non-mammalian cells show positive mutation results D&C ORANGE 5, D&C RED 27, D&C RED 33 ALUMINUM LAKE

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Human nervous system toxicant - moderate evidence D&C RED 21 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 27 LAKE, D&C RED 33 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE, D&C RED 7 LAKE, FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE, FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE, FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
One or more animal studies show any effects at low doses PROPYLPARABEN
One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at moderate doses PROPYLENE GLYCOL
One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at high doses BHA

Violations, Restrictions & Warnings

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmetics BHA
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit) PADIMATE O (OCTYL DIMETHYL PABA | PABA ESTER)
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any D&C RED 6 LAKE, D&C RED 7 LAKE, D&C ORANGE 5, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Neurotoxicity

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Strong evidence of human neurotoxicity D&C RED 21 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 27 LAKE, D&C RED 33 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE, D&C RED 7 LAKE, FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE, FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE, FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
Moderate evidence of human neurotoxicity FRAGRANCE
One or more animal studies show brain and nervous system effects at moderate doses BHA, METHYLPARABEN
One or more animal studies show brain and nervous system effects at high doses PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Endocrine disruption

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Limited evidence of any disruption PROPYLPARABEN, BHA
One or more studies show weak endocrine disruption METHYLPARABEN, PADIMATE O (OCTYL DIMETHYL PABA | PABA ESTER)
One or more animal studies show endocrine system disruption at high doses D&C ORANGE 5, PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Allergies/immunotoxicity

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Known human immune system toxicant BHA, FRAGRANCE
Human skin toxicant - strong evidence ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Limited evidence of skin and immune system toxicity PROPYLENE GLYCOL
One or more animal studies show gastrointestinal effects at moderate doses MICA
Associated with immunotoxicity PADIMATE O (OCTYL DIMETHYL PABA | PABA ESTER)

Persistence and bioaccumulation

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans MICA, IRON OXIDES
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife BHA, D&C RED 27

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Known human any toxicant BHA
Possible human respiratory toxicant MICA
One or more animal studies show cardiovascular effects at very low doses MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE
One or more animal studies show broad systemic effects at low doses METHYLPARABEN
Limited evidence of any toxicity FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE, FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 BARIUM LAKE, PROPYLPARABEN
One or more animal studies show broad systemic effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient) D&C RED 21, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,
One or more animal studies show sense organ effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient) products for use around the eyes, mouth, or lips CASTOR OIL, PARAFFIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL
One or more animal studies show broad systemic effects at high doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient) BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, D&C ORANGE 5

Miscellaneous

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Ingredient not fully labeled - identity unknown FRAGRANCE

Ecotoxicology

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Wildlife and environmental toxicity PROPYLPARABEN, BHA

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Classified as skin irritant PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Human any irritant - strong evidence products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized (airborne) CASTOR OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
One or more animal studies show skin irritation at low doses METHYLPARABEN
One or more animal studies show skin irritation at moderate doses CETYL ACETATE, MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PARAFFIN

Data gaps

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Not assessed for safety in cosmetics by industry panel CETYL ACETATE, ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE, FRAGRANCE, MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PADIMATE O (OCTYL DIMETHYL PABA | PABA ESTER), PROPYLENE GLYCOL RICINOLEATE, VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, ROSE HIPS SEED OIL
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL, BHA, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, CASTOR OIL, CERESIN, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, LANOLIN OIL, METHYLPARABEN, PARAFFIN, PROPYLPARABEN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorption ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Safety assessment was based on related chemical CASTOR OIL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Occupational hazards

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low doses MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Biochemical or cellular level changes

type of concern product conditions ingredient(s)
Produces excess reactive oxygen species that can interfere with cellular signaling, cause mutations, lead to cell death and may be implicated in cardiovascular disease. MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PADIMATE O (OCTYL DIMETHYL PABA | PABA ESTER)
Interferes with gene expresion METHYLPARABEN

 

Eduardo L (101)
Saturday November 3, 2007, 10:20 am
While you may not be able to test for lead by rubbing a gold ring on your lipstick as some urban legends suggest, laboratory testing initiated by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has found that some lipsticks from top brands do contain lead.

Lead is a potent neurotoxin and linked to numerous other health and reproductive problems—and it doesn't belong in lipstick.
 

Eduardo L (101)
Saturday November 3, 2007, 10:21 am
You might want to think twice before touching up your lipstick.
 

Pamela R (159)
Saturday November 3, 2007, 10:57 am
Very scary, Ed. Thank you for the contribution!
 

John Malkowich (0)
Sunday November 25, 2007, 5:41 am
You know, lipstick can indeed be made the god-given natural way.

And a lot of companies are already making it without lead and any other dangerous chemicals.

Then, why put lead and all these other toxic chemicals in the traditional lipstick and poison women?

Freaky!

There's a detailed report about it at:
http://www.myproductalert.com/lead-in-lipsticks.html
 
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