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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.
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.
"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.
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Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by boncho
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 !
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!
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.
The New York Times article “The Safety Gap” written by Gardiner Harris, 11/2/2008
"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...
“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...
"... 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."
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.
HOLY COW!!!! That was an amazing list of radio active snake oil...
Originally posted by Whateva69
And i thought we had come a long way... but apparently not
10 Radioactive Products That People Actually Used
...do not come with an ingredient listing....
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...