Using Organic Lipstick Can Lower Your Levels of Lead Contaminant
09/23/2009

September 2, 2009 — Exposure to lead-based products is a real issue in the United States. Many believe that the main products that need to be checked closely are toys from China and paint. On the contrary, studies have found that certain brands of lipsticks that have been manufactured right here in the U.S. contain a high level of lead that can be very harmful to us.

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September 2, 2009 — Exposure to lead-based products is a real issue in the United States. Many believe that the main products that need to be checked closely are toys from China and paint. On the contrary, studies have found that certain brands of lipsticks that have been manufactured right here in the U.S. contain a high level of lead that can be very harmful to us. Millions of women use these products everyday and are not aware of the harm they can cause.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics conducted independent tests regarding the lead content found in lipsticks. The results were compiled from Minneapolis, San Francisco, Hartford, and Boston. Results show that over half of the thirty-three name-brand lipsticks that were tested contained high levels of lead from 0.03 parts per million to 0.65 parts per million, also known as ppm.

The FDA’s guideline for the amount of lead allowed in a piece of candy is 0.1ppm. This is to help protect children from lead contamination. The FDA has yet to put into affect a guideline for lead in lipsticks. The horrible truth is over 1/3 of all the lipsticks that were tested contained high levels of lead, far surpassing that in a piece of candy.

Many companies are now introducing a line of organic lipsticks to help you control the amount of lead that you ingest in your system through your make-up. Switching out your standard makeup for that of organic cosmetics can help prevent behavioral problems and heightened aggression. The toxicity of lead in your lipstick has also been linked to infertility and miscarriages. Lead is harmful to all of us, but more so those women who are pregnant and our children. The effects that lead can leave on us in very real and can include a lower IQ and the possibility of the brain development problems within the fetus.

It is possible to find lead-free lipsticks on the market, but changing to an organic or natural lipstick can make sure you are not ingesting extra amounts of lead. Afterglow Cosmetics has a full line of lead-free organic cosmetics that are better for your skin and will give you the same great look as un-natural made cosmetics. With the neurotoxins found in so many cosmetics, it is a safer choice to go organic. To see the full line of organic cosmetics they have to offer, log onto http://www.afterglowcosmetics.com.

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