- April 1st, 2012
According to a new report, the Food and Drug Administration reveals that the use of lead in lipstick is worse than previously reported. The recent study found up to 7.19 parts per million of lead in most of the 400 lipsticks tested—more than twice the levels reported in a previous FDA study.
- February 1st, 2010
You’ve likely heard lipstick can contain lead, a neurotoxin linked to learning problems, miscarriages, and kidney damage, among other health issues. Now a recent FDA study of 20 lipsticks (brands not released) detected lead levels up to four times higher than those found by a 2007 Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) review of 33 tubes.By Melaina Juntti
- January 1st, 2009
A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found heavy metals, including mercury, arsenic, and lead, in some ayurvedic herbs. The study tested two types of ayurvedic medicines—herbal only and rasa shastra. “Rasa shastra is an ancient science that uses metals and minerals in combination with herbs.By Lindsay Wilson