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Thumbs up Lead Found in Lipsticks! Heads-Up!

In Dr. Johnathan Wright's Feb newsletter, he speaks of lead being found in
every lipstick tested by Office of Cosmetics and Colors of the Center for
Food Safety [a branch of the FDA].
To discover which lipsticks are "un-leaded" visit the website
https://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com maintained by the Environmental
Working Group. Wright says that you can also check your other cosmetics
for toxic chemicals and find safe alternatives.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:58 AM
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Angry MERCURY in Similasan Eye Drops!

Thanks for the link EarlyBird! I always knew about the lipstick, and luckily I never use the stuff.

I went to the what not to buy page, and was VERY surprised to see my Homeopathic "Similasan" Eye Drops rated under the HIGH MERCURY!

I've been using the Dry Eye Relief formula for years. I have hay fever, and my eyes are sensitive to the dry air, wind, pollutants, pollen, etc. At times they're red, itchy and irritated. These eye drops seemed to be the healthier drop on the store shelves.

The offending ingredient is "Mercurius Sublimatus HPUS 6X". Sounded very homeopathic and good and well to me at the time, so much for that!
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Cool Lipsticks - Cosmetics

I'm glad you found something helpful, Kind2C.
Below is another website which I found right below, about lipsticks w/lead..

https://www.LifeScript.com too
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Thanks for the link EarlyBird! I always knew about the lipstick, and luckily I never use the stuff.

I went to the what not to buy page, and was VERY surprised to see my Homeopathic "Similasan" Eye Drops rated under the HIGH MERCURY!

I've been using the Dry Eye Relief formula for years. I have hay fever, and my eyes are sensitive to the dry air, wind, pollutants, pollen, etc. At times they're red, itchy and irritated. These eye drops seemed to be the healthier drop on the store shelves.

The offending ingredient is "Mercurius Sublimatus HPUS 6X". Sounded very homeopathic and good and well to me at the time, so much for that!

The basis of using a homeopathic remedy is to strongly dilute a poison. At 6x, the mercury content is about 0.01 parts per TRILLION. You would get more mercury eating a piece of tuna the size of a grain of salt. You are fine.
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The basis of using a homeopathic remedy is to strongly dilute a poison. At 6x, the mercury content is about 0.01 parts per TRILLION. You would get more mercury eating a piece of tuna the size of a grain of salt. You are fine.
Thanks saved 1986, but I guess I don't understand homeopathy, and diluting a poison. In the past, the couple of times I tried a Homeopathic remedy for a cold, pain or hay fever allergy, it did not work.

I can't see why they would even have to put Mercury in an eyedrop meant to lubricate. They said the same thing on their site, that you'd get more mercury eating fish. Why would I want to put ANY amount of Mercury into my system via my eyes through an eyedrop?

I know I won't die from it, but it's going in the trash. I won't be using any Homeopathic "remedies" in the future, that's for sure!
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The basis of homeopathic preps is to take 1 gram of a compound and dilute it in 100 ml of water. That is 1X, Taking 1 ml and diluting it to 100 ml is 2X. Taking 1 ml of this and diluting it to 100 ml is 3X so on and so forth. The higher the X value, the more dilute with 6X basically having none in it.
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I just looked up the EPA limits 2 parts per billion in drinking water. Therefore you will get more mercury in drop of drinking water than you will get in a gallon of that homeopathic stuff.
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