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Lead is a poisonous metal that can cause serious negative reactions in the human body. It's been proven to severely damage brain function, the nervous system, and the kidneys. Would you apply a substance with those implications to your face or body? It's safe to say no one would do such a thing, yet an overwhelmingly large amount of cosmetics in today's make-up market contain lead.

The development of all-natural, eco-friendly cosmetics only makes the argument for lead-based make-up more invalid. With so many lead alternatives, why is the FDA still allowing this dangerous substance to be marketed and sold to an unsuspecting public?

There is simply no reason we should be applying poison to our bodies. Sign the petition asking Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret Hamburg to ban the use of lead in all cosmetics.

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Dear Commissioner Hamburg,

I am concerned about the presence of lead in the cosmetics that are being marketed and sold to the American public today. Lead can be found in almost every type of make-up, from mascara, to lipstick, to nail polish.

It's scientifically proven that lead has the power to cause serious health problems. For example, lead poisoning can damage the nervous system, impair brain function, poison the blood, cause kidney failure, and even more. Why, then, is this harmful metal still allowed for use in products we apply to our bodies every day? This seems completely irresponsible and totally antithetical to good public health.

I am writing to ask that you ban the use of lead in cosmetics, and for that matter all products that are to be used for human consumption. It's time to start acting on behalf of our health, even if it means putting in a little more time and research to come up with viable alternatives.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Jun 23, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 Dan Fogarty
Jun 18, 2018 Isabela Calin
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 3, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 23, 2018 Sandra Bewley
May 23, 2018 Marcus Payne
May 23, 2018 Thea Hetzner
May 23, 2018 Michael Crowden
May 23, 2018 Susan Everitt
May 23, 2018 Patti Bailley
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Sharon Emanuelli
May 23, 2018 Kim Zabinski
May 23, 2018 Kenneth Hittel
May 23, 2018 Shane Dean
May 23, 2018 Andries Grobbelaar
May 23, 2018 Trevor Cooper
May 23, 2018 Gail Grobbelaar
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed) I cannot believe that lead is in cosmetics especially so long after it was removed from paints!
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Laura Lichtblau I thought this would be a no-brainer. Don't assume anything!
May 23, 2018 Michael Garrett
May 23, 2018 P Olins
May 23, 2018 KAREN MORRIS
May 23, 2018 Andrew Deakin
May 23, 2018 Tanya Vargason
May 23, 2018 Eva Mattson
May 17, 2018 BARBARA COSTANZO
May 13, 2018 Tina Wasielewski
May 9, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 9, 2018 Lesley Adamson How many times do we have to hear that lead is in cosmetics?
May 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2018 Wanda Anthony
May 6, 2018 Beau Ryba
May 6, 2018 Patricia Blake
Apr 30, 2018 Viviana Tedeschi
Apr 30, 2018 Tina Behla
Apr 29, 2018 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
Apr 29, 2018 SANDRY SAMPER
Apr 29, 2018 Sanand Dilip
Apr 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2018 Roxana Moya
Apr 29, 2018 Annamaria Venditti
Apr 29, 2018 Albeniz Pérez
Apr 29, 2018 Liliana Fiorini
Apr 23, 2018 Roseann Maziarek
Apr 23, 2018 Jeniffer Hullinger Led in cosmetics and such is more dangerous then lead in paint. Follow the science. Get with the program FDA, insure ALL lead is removed and banned from beauty products
Apr 20, 2018 Judy McKinney

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