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HER Daily Dose - Lipstick and Lead

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In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier discusses which lipsticks have the highest and lowest amounts of lead.

You’re getting ready to go out at night and one of the finishing touches before you paint the town red is to paint your lips pink. But you may want to check your label because a recent study by the FDA found 400 lipsticks currently on the market contain lead.

The amount of lead found is at a low enough level not to cause a serious health risk, but some argue that there is no safe level of lead exposure and wants the government to set lead limits for lipsticks.

Researchers are mostly concerned by the lipstick’s potential harm to children, because lead exposure can affect developing brains.

The least contaminated lipstick was Wet n' Wild Mega Mixers Lip Balm Bahama Mama while the biggest offenders were L'Oreal and Maybelline.

So the next time you reach for your lipstick, you may want to check your label because 400 lipsticks contain lead. While lead can be harmful to young children, researchers don’ believe the small levels found in the lipsticks will cause any serious damage.

That wraps up your EmpowHER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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