Metals and arsenic in eye shadows

@article{Sainio2000MetalsAA,
  title={Metals and arsenic in eye shadows},
  author={E L Sainio and Riitta Jolanki and Erkki Hakala and Lasse Kanerva},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={2000},
  volume={42}
}
The regulations relating to cosmetic products give no limit values for toxic elements such as metals or arsenic occurring as impurities in cosmetic products. The present study of metals (lead, cobalt, nickel, chromium) and arsenic in eye shadows in 88 colors of 25 brands and 49 products provides a basis for assessing the safety of eye shadow. 66 out of 88 (75%) of the colors contained more than 5 ppm of at least one of the elements, and all 49 products contained more than one 1 ppm of at least… 

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