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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


Sep 20, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 4, 2017 Trudy Murray
Sep 2, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Sep 2, 2017 Dianne Doochin
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi
Aug 7, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Mary Bost
Aug 3, 2017 Lily Eshuis
Aug 2, 2017 choky alvarez
Aug 2, 2017 Quentin Fischer
Aug 2, 2017 Karen Kersten-Chestney
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2017 Sherry Davis
Jul 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2017 Laura Altman
Jul 25, 2017 ayesha vavrek
Jul 25, 2017 brad horner
Jul 25, 2017 Adele Morris I'm blown away by this---Please stop now!!!!!
Jul 25, 2017 Carol Fabitz I thought they got rid of harmful chemicals in makeup products.
Jul 25, 2017 Lisa Lodar
Jul 25, 2017 Roger & Joyce Harry Lead, we all know lead is bad for your health, so we can't imagine how lead could be allowed to be used in products used by human beings. Stop the use of lead in any product associated with use by a human.
Jul 25, 2017 Rose Hippel It's bad enough that we're importing toys with lead paint but now this? Unbelievable!
Jul 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please let us be the deciders of what goes on/into our own bodies.
Jul 23, 2017 Patricia Wirth-Nugent
Jul 22, 2017 Manja Zeigenbein GET THE LEAD OUT!
Jul 21, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Jul 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) I am amazed that this is even allowed these days with all we've known about lead and for so long. Time to start living in 2017 and get the lead out!
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 19, 2017 Marianella Torres
Jul 19, 2017 Ertie Evangelista
Jul 19, 2017 Susan Butler
Jul 19, 2017 Lynda Reich How horrible! Women are always using cosmetics that we assume to be healthy..its lipstick!!
Jul 19, 2017 Cynthia Lee
Jul 1, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 29, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jun 28, 2017 Stefano Fuschetto
Jun 27, 2017 Linda Miller
Jun 23, 2017 Kristen Bossert
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
May 31, 2017 Dawn Handelsman
May 25, 2017 Gail Serra
May 17, 2017 Keth Luke
May 17, 2017 Michalla Sutton
May 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2017 J.B. Picot
May 6, 2017 Patricia Vazquez

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