Originally Posted by cookie73191
I heard Christian Dior lipstick has lead in it and could cause cancer.
She is partically correct. However, it is not ALL Dior, only the lipsticks with the "colorstay" additives. Basically they say any lip color that promises it wont wear off generally will contain lead, though the FDA says it's doesnt contain enough to me labeled hazardous or carcinogenic. And yes this is a relatively new study.
BTW, these are the brands that lead was found in:
RED EARTH (Lip Glosses)
CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK
Straight from the American Cancer Society website.....
" Lipstick and Lead
In May 2003, an email began making the rounds claiming that many of the most popular lipsticks on the market contain lead and will cause cancer. The email then offers a way to test lipsticks to see if they have lead.
A search of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site finds that lead content of coloring agents used in lipstick is regulated by that agency, and that the levels permitted are not a health problem. "