According to ABC News, a recent study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that 400 shades of lipstick contained the toxin lead. The worst offender of the group was the Maybelline Color Sensation in Pink Petal, the lipstick contained 7.19 million parts per million of lead. It contained more than 275 times the amount of lead than the least contaminated product, Wet & Wild’s Bahama Mama. The cost of the lipstick was not a factor in how much lead was found in the product.
While the FDA says that the trace amounts of lead found in the lipsticks is not harmful, the consumer group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics disagrees. The consumer group believes that there are no safe levels of lead and that the toxin builds up in your body over time. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics wants the FDA to set standards on the amount of chemicals in products.
Lead is a poisonous metal that has been banned from paint products since 1978. Lead is especially harmful for children, causing brain and blood disorders. In the U.S., no children’s product is allowed to contain more than 100 parts per million of lead.
If you or a loved one has developed lead poisoning you may have legal recourse. The attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm offers free case reviews. Contact the law firm today to discuss your legal options.