The FDA says Lead in Lipstick can be safe
"IF IT IS USED "AS INTENDED."
What in the world does that mean?
The Food and Drug Administration has specified acceptable limits for lead in cosmetics. They have created limits they claim are “safe” even though there is no safe level for lead in the body.
The FDA website, as of February 2016, claims “FDA has received a number of inquiries from consumers concerned about the amount of lead present in lipstick. FDA's studies have found no lead levels that would pose safety concerns when lipstick is used as intended."
“As intended” is a curious phrase since about 60% of the lipstick worn ends up ingested and even more is absorbed through the skin on lips. There is no explanation of the phrase. FDA acceptable levels of lead and chemicals are not trustworthy.