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Heavy Metals Found in Many Cosmetics: Not Listed on Labels
by Sarah B. WeirYahoo! News
February 22nd, 2012
In light of recent news that the FDA found lead in 400 brands of lipstick, Yahoo! Shine took a look at other products containing potentially hazardous ingredients. Historically, women have risked their health for beauty by using cosmetics laden with poisons.

Mercury Found in Skin-Lightening Cream Smuggled from Mexico
Fox News Latino
February 22nd, 2012
California health officials have found mercury in an illegal skin-lightening cream smuggled in from Mexico.

Does Your Favorite Lipstick Contain Lead?
by Lauren ArutePhiladelphia Weekly
February 21st, 2012
Though lead has been banned in paint since 1978 for its toxicity levels, you may be exposing yourself to it when you swipe on your favorite tube of lipstick, according to a recent MSNBC article.

Lead in lipstick, arsenic in eyeliner and cadmium in mascara: The ugly secrets that the beauty industry isnít telling you
by Daisy DumasMail Online
February 21st, 2012

Natural Lipsticks Like Burtís Bees Can Still Contain Lead
by Elizabeth Nolan Brown Bliss Tree
February 17th, 2012
Yesterday, I mistakenly told you that Burtís Bees made lead-free lipstick. Um, psych?

Can Your Lipstick Give You Lead Poisoning?!
Perez Hilton
February 14th, 2012
Beware when you give your love that Valentine's Day smooch!

Lipsticks, Perfumes May Be Hazardous to Health
by Mikaela ConleyABC News
February 14th, 2012
Beware of lipstick-stained lips before puckering up this Valentineís Day. They could be covered in lead.

Could your Valentine's kiss give you lead poisoning?
by Mitch LipkaAlertNet
February 13th, 2012
If you're going to be on either end of a kiss this Valentine's Day, you might want to consider smooching bare-lipped. Most lipstick contains lead.

Brazilian Blowout to carry warning labels
Los Angeles Times
February 8th, 2012
The maker of the popular Brazilian Blowout hair-smoothing treatment has agreed to begin warning consumers and hairstylists that its products contain potentially hazardous formaldehyde, but some consumer advocates say that doesn't go far enough.

Fatal Attraction: Cosmetics and Chemicals [infographic]
by Chelsey KilzerDaily Infographic
February 7th, 2012
The cosmetic industry is self regulated and allows companies to include harmful chemicals, 89% of which have not been tested by the FDA.

Is that Lead in Your Lipstick? FDA Tests Reveal Raised Lead Levels in U.S. Lipsticks
by Amy WesterveltForbes
February 7th, 2012
In December 2011, the FDA updated its tests and posted the results on its website rather quietly. There are now two brands (Maybelline and LíOreal) with lipsticks above Californiaís standard.

Wearing Scented Products Like Perfume or Cologne in Public Could Become Regulated
Fox Chicago
February 3rd, 2012

Planned Parenthood controversy also exposes Komen's corporate problem
by Susan PerryMinnPost
February 3rd, 2012
It looks like Susan G. Komen for the Cureís defunding of Planned Parenthood's breast cancer services may have finally yanked the curtain aside and revealed whatís really been going on behind the scenes of that powerful and well-funded breast cancer organization.

Brazilian Blowout fallout
by Kim PainterUSA Today
February 1st, 2012
The company that makes those popular Brazilian Blowout hair-straightening treatments will have to change labels to warn hairstylists that two of its products emit formaldehyde gas, under a settlement with the California attorney general.

Brazilian Blowout: Perfect Case Study for our Broken System
by Stacy MalkanNot Just A Pretty Face
February 1st, 2012
Kudos to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for doing what no other government agency in the U.S. has been able to do: get Mike Brady and the folks over at Brazilian Blowout to stop lying about the dangers of their products.

Brazilian Blowout Maker Agrees to Warn Consumers About Formaldehyde
by Sora SongTime
January 31st, 2012
The maker of Brazilian Blowout, a popular line of hair-straightening treatments used in salons, has agreed to warn consumers and hairstylists that two of its products emit formaldehyde gas, Californiaís attorney general said on Monday.

Brazilian Blowout maker settles with state over formaldehyde claim
by Matt StevensLA Times
January 31st, 2012
The company behind the popular Brazilian Blowout hair-straightening treatments will have to warn hairstylists that two of its most popular products can expose users to formaldehyde gas, according to the terms of a settlement with the California attorney general.

Brazilian Blowout maker agrees to labeling changes
Fox News
January 31st, 2012
The maker of a popular line of hair-straightening products has agreed to alert consumers that two of its formulations emit formaldehyde gas, a possible carcinogen, California's attorney general announced.

Brazilian blowout case raises safety concerns
CBS News
January 31st, 2012
The Brazilian blowout is one of the most popular hair styling trends seen in years. The hair treatment promises straight hair for months after just one salon visit. But now, the treatment comes with a warning: the products involved may be dangerous.

Brazilian Blowout agrees to post formaldehyde warning
by Jeremy P. JacobsGreenWire
January 31st, 2012
The maker of the controversial Brazilian Blowout hair product yesterday agreed to a settlement that requires it to warn consumers that the solution emits formaldehyde when used.

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