Friday, January 26, 2007
Lead in Lipstick Will Cause Cancer
Friday's Urban Legend: FALSE
There's an email message circulating that warns women against the dangers of lead in lipstick.
It's currently #9 on the 25 Hottest Urban Legends. (Incidently, the Barack Obama myth has moved up to #1; see Baracl Obama Is a Closet Muslim).
The message claims that lead causes cancer. This is not true. The message claims that lipstick contains lead. This is correct but the levels are way below those allowed by health rules in civilized countries [Easily Lead].
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