Is this true about lipstick?

Philippines
November 11, 2008 2:00am CST
I have received an email and I don't know if I would believe this...here goes: Lipstick information: Something to consider next time you go shopping for lipstick... This comes from someone who works in the breast cancer unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Toronto. From: Dr. Nahid Neman. Recently a lipstick brand called "Red Earth" decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90. It contained lead. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer. The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer. After doing a test on lipsticks. It was found that the Y.S.L. lipstick contained the most amount of lead. Watch out for those lipsticks which are supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of lead. Here is the test you can do yourself: 1. Put some lipstick on your hand. 2. Use a gold ring to scratch on the lipstick. 3. If the lipstick color changer to black, then you know the lipstick contains lead. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dioxin carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Does anyone heard about this?
2 responses
• United States
13 Nov 08
This is a very old rumor that has been going around for years. It's not true. http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/lipstick.asp http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/l/lipstick.htm
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
Oh i see.. Thanks for that information. I will visit the links. Happy lotting craftcatcher!
@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
11 Nov 08
i will circulate this info with my friends..thank you!