Is Lip Gloss Safe for Children?
- September 4, 2013
- by Melissa Lawrence
Ever wonder about potential health hazards of lipstick? A recent study suggests that you should! Not only for yourself, but even more importantly for you girls.
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Many studies and reports have been issued regarding sources of lead exposure for children, but it’s only recently that researchers have started looking into the lead and metals contained in lipsticks and lip glosses . The study – published in May in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives – found traces of aluminum, chromium, and manganese along with other metals and lead in 24 lip glosses and eight lipstick brands. As reported by the New York Times the researches picked the products because they were favorites of teenage girls at a community health center in Oakland, California! These girls reported applying their glosses up to 24 times a day.
For more on what we parents should do in light of this early study, watch my vlog.
Moms, did you investigate safe cosmetics for pregnancy? What brands did you favor? How does this early study on lipsticks change your views on how you or your daughters use lipstick and lip gloss?
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