| Sometimes emails circulate which we
think are so obviously false that they do not need to be commented on, but we
can be wrong at times. This email has been circulating for more than three
years even though it is obviously false in our eyes.
To clear up the rumor, Boycott Watch contacted Estee
Lauder Corp to get the full scoop, and they were kind enough to dig up an old
press statement they made to help us clear up the false rumor.
In June of 2003, Estee lauder Corp issued the
Estee Lauder Corporate Position Statement -
Lead in Lipsticks
"There is a rumor circulating via the Internet
which states that lipsticks are unsafe. This story is false and
unsubstantiated, and is typical of Internet rumors that spread inaccurate
"Lead is not part of the formula for any of our lipsticks.
However, since lead is naturally present in air, water, and soil, there can be
traces in parts-per-million in consumer products, just as there is in food and
drinking water. The average amount of lead a person would be exposed to when
using a lipstick is hundreds of times less than the amount one would get from
breathing, eating, and drinking water.
"Estee Lauder Companies is
committed to product quality and consumer safety. You can be certain that our
lipsticks, as all of our products, have undergone long-term product safety
testing and meet all established worldwide safety standards."
of Estee lauder statement --
believes that while Estee Lauder Corp has made a clear statement. The fact is
that the trace amounts of lead in every day products is statistically
negligible and poses no health risk, but we do applaud Estee Lauder Corp for
being totally open and honest.
In summary, the email
is false and there is no reason to be scared of using any lipstick product by
major manufacturers because the US Food and Drug Administration, not to mention
the corporate lawyers, would simply not permit it. Considering that there was
one specific color listed among many manufacturers and no other color, the
email was probably started as a prank to scare a specific woman who loved that
particular color. The email is false and Boycott Watch busts another false
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Subject: Lipstick Warning - Please Read
Something to consider next time you go shoppin for
lipstick... This comes from someone who works in the breast cancer unit atMt.
Sinai Hospital in Toronto . If there is a female you care anything about, share
this with her. I did. Recently a lipstick brand called "Red Earth" decreased
their prices from $67 to $9.90.It contained lead. Lead is a chemical which
The lipstick Brands that contain lead are:
5. ESTEE LAUDER
7. RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
8. CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
9. MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.
The higher the lead content, the
greater the chance of causing cancer. After doing a test on lipsticks, it was
found that the Y.S.L. lipstick contained the most amount of lead. Watch out for
those lipsticks which are supposed to stay on longer. If your lipstick stays on
longer, it is because of the higher content of lead.
Here is the test
you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
2. Use a Gold
ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick color changes to black,
then you know the lipstick contains lead.
Please send this information
to all your girlfriends, wives and female family members. This information is
being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Dioxin Carcinogens cause
cancer, especially breast cancer!
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