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Lipstick Contains Lead, READ THIS NOW!

Could a pretty pucker be the kiss of death? According to Reuters, about 400 lipsticks recently tested by the FDA contain traces of lead. In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics ran its own tests on 33 red lipsticks and found that one-third exceeded the FDA’s limit for lead in candy. Lead levels have gone […]

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Lead in My NEW Summer Cooler Chest

Imagine my surprise when I unpacked my brand new summer cooler and found the following label warning me about toxic¬†lead on the power cord! This cooler was purchased new in June 2010 “Warning: The power cord on this product contains lead, a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or […]

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Home Built Before 1970’s?

According to a recent article in the Builder Review Daily, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed enforcement of a rule that would require all remodelers to file for lead paint certification and take a required training course.¬† Although the rule became effective on April 22, the delay was a clear win for the National […]

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CIA Agent Lead Poisoned

When Franklin A. Richards, a CIA agent, readily accepted assignment to Iraq, he knew he might have to take a bullet — some lead — for his country. And he says he took plenty, but not because he was shot. Richards, a firearms expert, was sent to Iraq in August 2003 to provide weapons training. […]

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Lead Found In Juice And Baby Food

A recent test by the Environmental Law Foundation found higher than acceptable levels of lead in both organic and “conventional” juices and baby foods. They filed a notice of violation with a list of which foods were fine, and which ones weren’t. Foods with violations included apple juice, grape juice, packaged pears and peaches (baby […]

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Scientist: “No amount of lead safe”

New York (CNN) — As a young doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Philip Landrigan’s job was to chase down epidemics. He’d gone after measles in the Southwest and smallpox in Nigeria. Then the CDC sent him to Texas for a lead poisoning epidemic. “I was told to find out what was […]

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