Puckering up this Valentine's Day? You might want to leave lipstick out of the picture. A new report from the FDA shows 400 lipsticks - including popular brands such as L'Oreal and Cover Girl - contain traces of lead. Although the amounts of lead found have doubled since the FDA's last investigation, the federal agency says the findings are not a cause for concern.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics calls lead a neurotoxin and says any amount is too much. "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," Dr. Mark Mitchell, co-chair of the environmental health task force for the National Medical Association, said in a Safe Cosmetics written statement.
According to the report, some lipsticks contain higher levels of lead than others: keep clicking to see the top 10 lead-filled lipsticks...