Lead Found in Numerous Lipstick Brands

Over half of 33 brand-name lipsticks tested (61%) contained detectable levels of lead, with one-third of those exceeding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 0.1 parts per million (ppm) limit for lead in candy.

WASHINGTON — Over half of 33 brand-name lipsticks tested (61%) contained detectable levels of lead, with one-third of those exceeding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 0.1 parts per million (ppm) limit for lead in candy. The findings were part of independent lab tests on red lipsticks conducted in September, the results of which were released by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics late last week. Among the top brands testing positive for lead were: L’Oréal Colour Riche “True Red” at 0.65 pp

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