Doing Life Together

Doing Life Together


Could Your Kiss Be Toxic?

posted by Linda Mintle

lipsYou look at him across a crowded room, your eyes meet. You move towards him, and embrace.

He’s the love of your life and reaches down to kiss you.

WAIT….Stop the script. Could that kiss be toxic?

Yes, according to a study at the University of California-Berkeley’s School of Public Health.  They tested 32 brands of lipsticks and glosses and found lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other  metals, some that could be toxic! The concern is over the level of metals in the lipsticks/glosses. Some were toxic enough to pose health risks in the long run. The issue here is that users ingest and absorb the substances that have been tied to such risks as stomach tumors. The heavier user you are, the more of the toxic metals you ingest.

The advice of the researchers. Don’t panic but use your lipstick sparingly.

I would also think twice about letting young children play with lipstick and use it as well.

The counter argument is that these metals occur nationally in our air, soil and water and impact our food. Toxicologist Linda Loretz says exposure from lip products is minimal compared to metals in food we ingest from our diet.

For me, now that I know, I’m going with bare lips more often!

 

Source: USA TODAY, Lipstick study opens up concerns about carcinogen, Health and Wellness, May 2, 2013

 

 

 

 



Previous Posts

Teens and TV: Are They Overdoing It?
By now, most of you are aware that too much screen viewing for children and teens is linked to  elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, lack of sleep, school problems, aggression, and being overweight. And we know that teen viewing habits often carry over to adult viewing habits. So how are

posted 7:00:54am Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Body-Brain Connection: When Bigger Really is Better
"As your weight goes up, the size and function of your brain goes down." This, according to psychiatrist, Daniel Amen. It's true, smaller doesn't always mean better, especially when it comes to the size of your brain! Dr. Amen, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, wants us all to get o

posted 9:27:01am Jul. 17, 2014 | read full post »

5 Proactive Steps to Get Rid of Job Worry
Downsizing, added work loads, difficult co-workers, budget cuts and poor leadership can cause even the calmest person to worry on the job. On way to deal with stress and job worries is to control the things you can and trust God for the rest. Here are 5 proactive steps you can take in order to g

posted 7:00:22am Jul. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Hair Raising: Kids Getting Bikini Waxes
When the New York Post reported that 14-year-old Glynis Coyne has been getting her legs waxed since she was eight years old, I just gasped. Apparently, I am not up on the trend--hair removal for prepubescent girls! Instead of a trip to the candy store, a growing number of moms choose spa visits. The

posted 7:00:32am Jul. 14, 2014 | read full post »

10 Reasons Couples Therapy Needs a Spiritual Base
Let's say your marriage is hurting and you know you need help. If you are a Christian couple, does it matter who you see and what approach the person uses to help you? Absolutely. So much of couples therapy is based on a secular humanistic approach and not on the truths of Christianity. Here i

posted 7:00:27am Jul. 11, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.