Cosmetics are not regulated. The big cosmetic corporations can do whatever they want. So they choose profits over people.
Lipsticks contain lead, consumer group says,
One-third of the lipsticks tested contained an amount of lead that exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 0.1 ppm limit for lead in candy — a standard established to protect children from ingesting lead, the group said. Thirty-nine percent of the lipsticks tested had no discernible lead, it said.
[. . .] “Lead builds up in the body over time and lead-containing lipstick applied several times a day, every day, can add up to significant exposure levels. The latest studies show there is no safe level of lead exposure,” said Dr. Mark Mitchell, president of the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice.
When are people going to wake up and understand that WE are in charge here, not the corporations? They should be serving us, not the other way around.