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Toxic heavy metals found in makeup.

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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 07:08 AM
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Toxic heavy metals found in makeup.


www.edie.net

The tests found that 100% of products tested contained nickel, 96% contained lead, and 90% contained beryllium.

At least one of the products tested contained seven of the eight metals of concern (arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, beryllium, nickel, selenium, and thallium).

On average, products contained four of these eight metals.
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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 07:08 AM
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Something that people might be interested, (especially female ATSers that wear make-up)

While there is a long history of heavy metals being in makeup, today, it seems to me we should be a little further advanced where it should be able to be screened out of base materials used for makeup.


The lead-based makeup used by the Egyptians had antibacterial properties that helped prevent infections common at the time, according to a report published.

In ancient Egypt, during periods when the Nile flooded, Egyptians had infections caused by particles that entered the eye and caused diseases and inflammations. The scientists argue that the lead-based makeup acted as a toxin, killing bacteria before it spread.


That was then, this is now....


"The concern is not just that heavy metals are in our makeup, but exposure to these toxins through the products we apply to our skin, in the air we breathe and in our water and food supply can all add up and accumulate in your body," Smith said.

Read more: www.montrealgazette.com...


www.edie.net
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 07:46 AM
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HAHAHAHA!!! Take THAT all nature fearing, anti aging advocates. I hope that this serves as a lesson to anyone pathetic enough to be interested in altering thier natural appearance ,that filling every pore on yer head with crap WILL come back to haunt you !
You wouldnt believe how happy this news makes me! I have always maintained that it would be a damned good thing if anyone who relies on make up to get through a day be forced to choose between deadly peril and putting foundation on. There we go ! Job done! I think I had better wish for a castle and an enormous cat to ride around on next, seems to be my lucky week !



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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Ahhhhh!!!

More importantly, a lot of cosmetics don't come with a list of ingredients either, so I have no idea on most of my products whether they are safe or not


Time to regulate the beauty industry more!



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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Originally posted by TrueBrit
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HAHAHAHA!!! Take THAT all nature fearing, anti aging advocates. I hope that this serves as a lesson to anyone pathetic enough to be interested in altering thier natural appearance ,that filling every pore on yer head with crap WILL come back to haunt you !
You wouldnt believe how happy this news makes me! I have always maintained that it would be a damned good thing if anyone who relies on make up to get through a day be forced to choose between deadly peril and putting foundation on. There we go ! Job done! I think I had better wish for a castle and an enormous cat to ride around on next, seems to be my lucky week !


Why do you care about someone wearing make-up to the point you want them to have to choose between "deadly peril" and "putting foundation on?"

Did a make-up wearer once hurt you in the past?



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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Did the tests find any skin harvested from the corpses of executed Chinese prisoners in any of the products?



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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i used to wear make-up every day and i felt really self conscious without it but suddenly i didnt feel that way anymore i guess i learned to be comfortable with who i am and not have to hide my self
i haven't worn makeup in about 3 years
i was really into it i even was going to go to college for make up artistry
this article kinda makes me glad i dont use it anymore.
it was kinda fun at times to do different designs, it was like art on my face, i tried different things every day and used many different techniques.
i havnt felt any better physically from not wearing makeup i mean i didnt feel sick or anything from buildup of heavy metals, and i used it every day for years.
the brands i used were make up forever and mac.
no department store garbage.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Well, just another reason that I've always been intuitively attracted to those with the least/no make up on. I do my best to keep it all natural. Any kitchen or bath products I consume are all natural.

This shows the exact same pattern that is seen in all throughout our society. Ignorant, instant self-gratification at the expense of long time health. I think it's a sign of insanity, and idiocy. Few sane people out there, it seems.
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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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And i thought we had come a long way... but apparently not




10 Radioactive Products That People Actually Used



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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Its not that a person who wore a lot of make up hurt me in the past, but the fact that overmuch attention payed to the outward facade of people is destroying what value mankind places on the affairs of the soul. Ones ability to be happy in ones own skin is a mark of decent strength of spirit, as opposed to extreme weakness, shown by the obsession with the appearance of so called perfection.
If the people who spend an eon infront of a mirror, spent that time a little more wisely, and were less fearful of showing the world the face that nature gave them, the world would be a better place.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Ahhhhh!!!

More importantly, a lot of cosmetics don't come with a list of ingredients either, so I have no idea on most of my products whether they are safe or not

Time to regulate the beauty industry more!


SIGHHHhhh.

Another campaign to stampede people into a law giving control over our lives to the World Trade Organization. Please read my whole post (Sorry I ramble)

The beauty industry IS regulated to a fair-thee-well... here in the USA that is. ALL ingredients must go through extensive testing and then the final product also must go througn testing. All the testing is done according to FDA mandate. They tell you how much, how long and how many for animal testing for example.

I did validation studies for "personal care products" way back when. (1980's)

So lets look at this Objectively.

CHEMISTRY 101: A metal may be quite hazardous as a metal but not when it is a compound. For example Sodium (a soft metal) will explode on contact with water, but combined with a very nasty gas, Chlorine, it forms NaCl or ordinary table salt a material crucial to your life.

Second and the most relevant is - Are we looking at American Made products or are these produced in CHINA under an American label??? If so Chinese plants ARE NOT INSPECTED!


In China, many people work in factories, and the factories are producing products as cheaply as they can, by using unsafe products to keep the costs down. In 2007, China street vendor food…steam buns, had 60% favoured cardboard in them! In 2008, melamine was found in baby formula in China! Who gets affected? Those working with these unsafe products, those that consume them too and us consumers who buy it.

The newest discover is the concern of finding Cadmium in children’s jewelry, that can be found in big chain stores, such as Wal-mart, Claire, and dollar stores.


BLAME THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION OPEN BORDERS POLICY!



This is from my research on food but it also applies to anything else we regulate.




The New York Times article “The Safety Gap” written by Gardiner Harris, 11/2/2008
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"This year, 18.2 million shipments of food, devices, cosmetics and drugs are expected to enter more than 300 U.S. ports; the FDA. had 454 investigators in 2007 — one and a half per port — to scrutinize them.."

“China’s leap to one of the biggest suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients in the world over the last decade [note the date], Generic drug makers in the United States, where price competition is fierce, were the first to seek cheaper drug ingredients...Over the past six years, the F.D.A. has managed to inspect annually an average of just 15 of the 714 Chinese drug plants that export to the United States. At its present pace, the FDA. would need more than 50 years to visit all Chinese plants. By contrast, the FDA. inspects domestic drug plants every 2.7 years ”



Report Rips FDA Oversight Of Produce
FDA's efforts to combat foodborne illness are hampered by staffing shortages, infrequent inspections and lax enforcement at fresh produce processing plants, according to congressional investigators. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report also said only 1% of produce imported into the U.S. is inspected, and the practice of mixing produce from several sources makes tracing contamination challenging...The report said inspections at produce-processing facilities are rare, and when problems are discovered, FDA relies on the industry to correct them without oversight or follow-up. Between 2000 and 2007, FDA detected food safety problems at more than 40% of the 2,002 plants inspected, yet half of those plants were inspected only once. The plants with food safety problems received only warning letters from FDA, and even those ended in 2005...Salmonella Source Found
The Salmonella strain associated with the lastest foodborne illness outbreak has been found, in irrigation water as well as in a sample from some serrano peppers at a Mexican farm. The farm is located in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. “The agency seized no fresh produce, sought no injunctions and prosecuted no firms” www.americanvegetablegrower.com...



From International Organization OIE (Office International des Épizooties) we have:

“It is urgent that scientists come forward with alternative methods of disease control that will not only avoid wastage of valuable animal proteins but that will also promote the international trade of animals and animal products by removing technically unjustified trade barriers caused by animal diseases”, www.oie.int...


Furthermore, it can help to eliminate unjustified trade barriers, since a sound traceability system provides trading partners with assurances on the safety of the products they import. Traceability techniques can provide additional guarantees as to the origin, type or organoleptic quality of food products.” www.oie.int...

Yet it is obvious that traceability does nothing to prevent disease/poisoning, it only allows blame to be placed after the fact.... maybe. So why is the idea being promoted and where did it come from?

According to the World Trade Organization:

"... The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures...Aims to ensure THAT GOVERNMENTS DO NOT USE QUARANTINE AND FOOD SAFETY REQUIREMENTS as UNJUSTIFIED TRADE BARRIERS... It provides Member countries with a right to implement traceability as an SPS measure."


In simple terms The WTO “free trade agreement” allows cheap imports to cross borders without quarantine or other safety testing. Only Traceability and the SPS measure are allowed. It is all about opening borders to trade.

Now that the WTO has effective control over USA Food/Farmers, it look like they are fanning fear so they can get another law passed with that little add on:


Text of H.R. 2751 [111th]: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

SEC. 404. COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.

Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.

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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 10:47 AM
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Ahhhh !

Cheers for the info, I'm in the UK, the only reason I mention further regulation is because a lot of my cosmetics, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow etc... do not come with an ingredient listing, so that I can make an informed judgement of what I am putting on my face.

Given the choice I would NOT put lead on my face, approved or otherwise


Thank you

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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 10:57 AM
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They had to start using lots of Chlorine in the water in Washington DC to control poo/bacteria in the water.


The drinking water in Washington DC became toxic from too much lead as the chlorine broke down the lead water pipes. They decided not to tell the public for a couple years.

They eventually told the public. How did they fix the problem?

They've been pumping orthophosphate (phosphoric acid) into the drinking water since 2004. To "seal" the lead water pipes which are leaching lead.

So now everyone in Washinton DC's been drinking/showering in toxic lead water, lots of chlorine, and now phosphoric acid. Anyone there who buys a Mcdonald's meal has their soda filled with tap water containing all that crap as they gulp down their poison.

Americans face more toxins/poisons year by year. Eventually our DNA will be so destroyed maybe we'll have 3 fingers and look like those little grey men.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Mad as a hatter = hatters used to use mercury lined thread witch drove them mad...making the saying MAD as a hatter...if you have more than a few threads of murcury your screwed im sorry but no way out of it with those other metals in there also.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by Whateva69
And i thought we had come a long way... but apparently not




10 Radioactive Products That People Actually Used

HOLY COW!!!! That was an amazing list of radio active snake oil...

What products today will people look at 40 years from now and not believe that someone would use them?



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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There ARE alternatives. In my salons, we use and sell organic beauty product that do have product listings on them. They are a tad more expensive, but at least you know what you are putting on your face.

I research this a lot because of my job.

The beauty industry has been subject to the same pressures as the food industry. People have demanded cheaper and cheaper, and longer and longer lasting.
Cheap cosmetics are a bit like cheap food. You can't expect pure top end ingrediants in cheap shampoo/makeup/skincare. They put cheap alternatives in.

A prime example is cheap shampoo and cheap hair dye. Laden with silicone, it will eventually destroy your hair. It will coat it so that it never feels or looks clean, then dehydrate it from the inside out. Hair dye containing silicon is impossible to remove from the hair. Real, good quality organic products cost 3x as much, but contain no silicone, no sulphates, and do far less damage to the environment when they go down the sink.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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Can you give me a good brand to get im naturaly blonde but i like my hair black so i just grab the darkest on the shelf



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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I only deal with professional products, and am in the UK. No idea if there are organic hair colours in Canada.

Do stay away from Black henna though, as there are some very wierd chemicals causing reactions in people at the moment. L'oreal are now issuing warnings that if anyone has used black henna on their hair or on their skin, we should not colour their hair AT ALL, as there is a risk of massive allergic reaction without warning.
I have no idea why this has suddenly come to light as henna has been used for years before we had proper hair dyes, but one of my clients had a henna tattoo on holiday and ended up in hospital. She nearly lost her leg, and is still scarred. She is also now completely allergic to a whole host of things she was not allrgic to before.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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High school biology provided me with enough knowledge of human physiology to know that applying this crap to the body simply can't be good.

That's why I elected to live with snow on my roof since my early 30's instead of hiding a truth I had no reason to be ashamed of. The list of ingredients in hair colouring sounds as toxic as is probably is. I'd love to know what compels someone to trade their health and well-being for the sake of vanity.


Hopefully dress shoes with ridiculously high heels and shapes that don't even resemble the human foot are the next thing to be slammed for the harm they do to the feet and spine.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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...do not come with an ingredient listing....


Ingredient listing I am all for.

Hopefully you are aware of the knock down drag out fight here in the USA about labeling milk as "Hormone free"


Monsanto Co., the manufacturer of rBGH, has influenced U. S. product safety laws permitting the sale of unlabeled rBGH milk. [Mike Taylor head of FDA was Monsanto's Lawyer!!!
]

...The agency has prohibited dairy producers and retailers from labeling their milk as "hormone-free," The FDA states that such labeling could be "false or misleading" under federal law. Monsanto is suing several milk producers for using the label.... www.preventcancer.com...


I really hate the international Ag Cartel and big Pharma: History of pharmaceutical interests‎: will blow your socks off!




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