does lipstick contain lead?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Feb 9, 2006.

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    jefhatfield

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    ...so i get this chain e-mail from a relative who claims most major lipstick brands contain some lead and that lead can cause cancer...has anyone heard this?

    i go to medical websites, like healthcentral.com from dean edell md, and find that lead can cause a whole host of symptoms, none of which are cancer

    and i find out lipstick has materials like lanolin and various petroleum products, if ingested in large amounts, can cause a ton of problems including coma and death, but nothing about cancer

    how weird is this?
     
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    jefhatfield

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    i forgot about snopes...great site...it addresses almost everything except a pervasive question that has bothered me about me private parts ;)
     
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    Jaffa Cake

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    A great site indeed – it's always my first port of call when I get a daft email or some silly story is doing the rounds at work. Oh, and is this what you were wondering about, because if so it ain't what you're drinking that's causing it... :p ;)
     
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    jefhatfield

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    that is hilarious

    i guess jackie chan is in big trouble ;)
     

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