What is the effect of lead on our body? Does lipstick have a dangerous amount of lead and what are lipstick's hazardous ingredients?I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE CONTENT OF LEAD IN TE LIPSTICK AS I AM...

What is the effect of lead on our body? Does lipstick have a dangerous amount of lead and what are lipstick's hazardous ingredients?

I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE CONTENT OF LEAD IN TE LIPSTICK AS I AM UNDERTAKING A PROJECT ON HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS USED IN COSMETICS.I WOULD BE HAPPY IF YOU MENTION THE INGREDIENTS OF LIPSTICK WHICH ARE HAZARDOUS TO HUMANS.

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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F&C Red #6 cannot contain more than 20 parts per million of lead (also not more than 3 parts per million of arsenic or 1 part per million of mercury).

Lead may not necessarily cause cancer, but it is a dangerous element  to humans.

Exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities to seizures and death.

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