FDA Finds More Lead In Lipstick Than Expected, Still Doesn't Set Standards

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The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics wants the FDA to set standards to reduce the amount of lead in lipstick because the agency found an average lead level in lipstick ten times higher than its standard for lead in candy. [UPI]

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"My lords, I may have the weak and feeble body of a woman, but I have the lead face of man. I hath painted mine visage with a tincture of lead for over 2 score and 5 years. Therefore, noble sirs, do not take away the lipstick of the ladies, especially not Lady Fox, who requires this paint for her 'sexy face.' I ask this not for myself but for my people, who are my only care." -Elizabeth I