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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


Jan 14, 2018 Suzanne Danielson
Jan 14, 2018 Julia Russo
Jan 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2018 Judith Torr
Jan 14, 2018 yola ileen gitter
Jan 14, 2018 Bridget Burrows
Jan 14, 2018 Tracy Hayman
Jan 14, 2018 Caroline Salfati
Jan 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) Using lead as ingredient of cosmetics is simply criminal. This must be forbidden by adequately enforced legislation.
Jan 14, 2018 cathy mitchamore
Dec 15, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Dec 13, 2017 Donna Brock
Dec 6, 2017 Richard Han
Dec 5, 2017 Lois Freeman
Dec 5, 2017 Alysa Waring
Dec 5, 2017 Caryn Freedman
Dec 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2017 Michalla Courtorielle
Nov 25, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 17, 2017 DIANE CORNWALL
Nov 14, 2017 Linda Leckliter
Nov 14, 2017 Shan Gross
Nov 14, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 14, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Nov 12, 2017 Beverly Brzycki
Nov 12, 2017 Kay Weigel Please ban lead from cosmetics.
Nov 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 10, 2017 Betsy Gudz
Nov 9, 2017 Paula Bandt
Nov 9, 2017 (Name not displayed) When cosmetics first became available commercially, we didn't know how harmful some of the ingredients were. Now we do, so there is NO GOOD REASON
Nov 9, 2017 Joan Ellis
Nov 9, 2017 Elizabeth Fresh
Nov 8, 2017 Irene Stewart Ban all toxins from cosmetics. It is outrageous< Cosmetic companies know about the harmful effects of lead and knowingly use it cosmetics. This is criminal. It must be banned !!!
Nov 8, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Nov 8, 2017 Sky Benson
Nov 8, 2017 Jule Worrell
Nov 8, 2017 Stephen Wilde
Nov 8, 2017 Kim Anthony
Nov 8, 2017 Linda Weaver
Nov 7, 2017 Demetrios Lekkas
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 7, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 6, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 31, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Oct 31, 2017 Sharon Saunders
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 31, 2017 Maria Simao
Oct 27, 2017 Wendy Horn

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