I got sent this email by some friends and wanted to share it here on EC as I'm sure most of the girls wear lipstick at some time or other.
I don't know how reliable this is but very interesting:
From: Dr. Nahid Neman
If there is a female you care anything about, share this with her. I did! I am also sharing this with the males on my email list, because they need to tell the females THEY care about as well.
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 lipstick Brands that contain lead are:
1. CHRISTIAN DIOR
5. ESTEE LAUDER
7. RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
8. CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
9. MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.
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 colour changes to black, then you know the lipstick contains lead.
Please send this information to all your girlfriends, wives and female family members. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Centre Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer.