Researchers: Lipstick could increase chromium in blood

Posted at: 05/02/2013 2:47 PM

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Researchers are warning ladies that something you probably use every day could be exposing them to toxic metals.

Researchers looked at a small sample of store-bought lipsticks and glosses and compared the amounts of metals they contained like lead, chromium and aluminum.

They found that using the lipsticks could increase the amount of chromium in the blood, which has been linked to stomach tumors. Experts say adults probably won't be harmed by using lipstick, but caution, it should be kept away from children.


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