In 2007, it was found by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics that 61 percent of the top lipstick brands contained lead, with levels ranging up to .65 parts per million.
Two years later in 2009, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) released a follow-up study with lead levels four times higher than the previous study.
Perhaps you have never considered this factor before, but there is truly no “safe” level of metal exposure.
Using compounds that are:
- injected into the bloodstream,
- muscle or taken by mouth,
Chelation therapy binds the metals that are present in toxic concentrations, to be excreted from the body.
When applied several times a day, cosmetic products such as lipstick can add to a significant exposure of lead levels in the body.
High toxic levels of heavy metals can cause learning, language, and behavioral problems, such as a lowered IQ.
Until lead is set to a safe level in lipstick, it is important to avoid those brands that contain it the most.
These brands include: Maybelline Color Sensational, L’Oreal Colour Riche, Nars Semi-Matta and Cover Girl Continuous Color.
Currently the FDA states that, “Lipstick, as a product intended for topical use with limited absorption, is ingested only in very small quantities. We do not consider the lead levels we found in lipstick to be a safety concern.”
Along with cosmetics, lead can be found in your most commonly used electronics like:
- cell phones,
- and televisions.
Almost 20 percent of Cathode Ray Televisions (CRT) are comprised of lead. Luckily, with the installment of a digital signal more televisions have switched to plasma screens and liquid crystal displays (LCD).
In the same respect, lead can be found in many older versions of computer monitors.
- Walk down the streets of Manhattan and guaranteed at least every other patron is either texting or talking on their cell phone.
- There are not as high of levels in this small device, but cell phones are often coated in lead.
As new advances in technology emerge, these lead filled electronics are making their way into landfills, thereby contaminating the area’s soil and water supply. Deposing of your electronics properly is extremely important.
The condition of Heavy Metal Toxicity can cause a wide range of problems, including
- severe injury to the body organs
- and the brain.
It is very important to receive a diagnosis by a physician before seekingchelation therapy.
The agents used within this form of treatment, such as the intravenous route of Desfuroxamine Mesylate, the oral administration of Dimercaprol and other agents can be dangerous when not taken properly.
With the supervision and knowledge of The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine, patients are in the best hands for chelation therapy treatment.
If you don’t have time to visit the center, try the Dr. Salerno Daily Essentials Factor™ which is acomplete multi vitamin, multi mineral formulation of more than 50 important nutrientswith high antioxidant levels plus powerful botanicals, and other food factors, that help maintain and reinforce the body’s natural defense system against these assaults.
If you are concerned about potential risk factors, it is important to see a physician.