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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


Apr 20, 2018 Judy McKinney
Apr 20, 2018 Barbara Kopelman
Apr 16, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko My mother never used any cosmetics in her life.
Apr 10, 2018 Lynne Minore
Apr 10, 2018 Ken Stein
Apr 2, 2018 Nancy Cohen
Mar 30, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 29, 2018 Cindy Bassar
Mar 28, 2018 Carolyn Crawford
Mar 28, 2018 Harriet Shalat
Mar 21, 2018 Sophie Miranda
Mar 21, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 15, 2018 Barry Katz Lead in paint has been deleted over 25 years ago. Why has not cosmetics followed suit?
Mar 14, 2018 Lora Treadway
Mar 13, 2018 Susan Cota
Mar 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) Get the lead out. Yes, both meanings-get lead out of every product meant for human consumption and do it right away. No excuses!
Mar 13, 2018 Janet Sherritt
Mar 13, 2018 Matthew McWhirr
Mar 13, 2018 Jeanie Anderson
Mar 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2018 Christine Maidl
Mar 11, 2018 Cathy Mitchamore
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2018 peggy williams
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed) No need for lead in cosmetics. There are enough dangers in the world. Why does anyone need to add to this. Please take the lead out of cosmetics,
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2018 Donna Selquist
Mar 10, 2018 Dawn Bowers
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed) please take the lead out of lipstick now. thank you.
Mar 9, 2018 Gwen Sutherland
Mar 8, 2018 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Mar 8, 2018 Patricia Gillespie
Mar 7, 2018 Pam Smith
Mar 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2018 Sandra Holbrook
Mar 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2018 Frances Keshka
Mar 7, 2018 Mark Donovan
Mar 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2018 Jomairy Ochoa Please There's no need for toxic lead in our life and bodies. Please ban the use of lead in our products!
Feb 23, 2018 Terri Robb
Feb 23, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Feb 23, 2018 Linda Martens Why is the U.S. so ass backwards about absolutely everything? We think we are a great nation and we are already turned into a third world country with the way everything is organized, the archaic way of thinking etc. Other nations are light years ahead!
Feb 22, 2018 Kathleen Siskron
Feb 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2018 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Feb 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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