e-Mail HOAX: Danger of Lipstick!!!

Dari penelusuran saya di internet, saya mendapati fakta:
Pertama: Tidak ada Dr. Nahid Neeman di St Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Kedua: beberapa versi e-mail sejenis sudah beredar sejak bertahun-tahun yang lalu
Ketiga: e-mail ini HOAX belaka.
Keempat: Gold Ring Test tidak akan mendetect Lead (timbal), secara emas ini adalah logam mulia yang sukar bereaksi.
Kelima: Timbal (Lead) tidak menyebabkan kanker
Keenam: Website Walter Reed Army Medical Center http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/ tidak memuat info ini.
Ketujuh: Biar aman, gunakan selalu produk kosmetik yang berbahan dasar alami, dan tentunya yang ingredients-nya tertulis jelas. klik di sini

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Something to consider next time you go shopping for lipstick.
This comes from someone who works in the breast cancer unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital , in Toronto.
From: Dr. Nahid Neman

If there is a female you care anything about, share this with her. I did!!!!!

I am also sharing this with the males on my email list, because they need to tell the females THEY care about as well!

Recently a lipstick brand called “Red Earth” decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90. It contained lead. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer.
The lipstick brands that contain lead are:
CHRISTIAN DIOR
LANCOME
CLINIQUE
Y.S.L
ESTEE LAUDER
SHISEIDO
RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.

The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing cancer. After doing a test on lipsticks, it was found that the Y.S.L. lipstick contained the most amount of lead.

Watch out for those lipsticks which are supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of the higher content of lead.

Here is the test you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick colour changes to black, then you know the lipstick contains lead.

Please send this information to all your girlfriends, wives and female family members.

This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Dioxin Carcinogens cause cancer, especially breast cancer.

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Comments: False. This fear-mongering email is long on misinformation and short on verified facts. Laboratory tests have shown that some name-brand lipsticks sold in the U.S. do contain trace amounts of lead from the dyes used in their manufacture, but the lead content of these coloring agents is strictly controlled by the Food & Drug Administration to meet currently accepted safety standards and pose no serious health threat, according to a statement from the American Cancer Society.

Moreover, the message is both inaccurate and misleading when it implies that cancer is the main health hazard posed by lead exposure. Though it is indeed listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a probable human carcinogen, lead has other, more direct health effects — including brain damage, nerve disorders and reproductive problems — that are far more worrisome.

Gold ring test will not detect lead in lipstick

The handy home test for lead in lipstick touted in the email is bogus. Certain metals, including gold, may leave a dark streak when scratched on various surfaces, but this is an artifact of the metals themselves, not an indicator of a chemical reaction with lead or any other substance.

For accurate information on known and suspected health hazards associated with cosmetic products and ingredients, see the Cosmetics section of the FDA Website.

Update: A new version of this message circulating since September 2006 contains the additional claim that the material was authored by a Dr. Nahid Neman of the breast cancer unit of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. No such person exists.

March 2006 statement from Cancer Research U.K.:

The email appears to be one of the many hoax emails claiming that a variety of everyday products can cause cancer. We’ve had deodorant, shampoo, washing up liquid and now lipstick. None of these claims are true and just spread alarm unnecessarily.

December 2005 statement from the American Cancer Society:

Rumor:
In May 2003, an email began making the rounds claiming that many of the most popular lipsticks on the market contain lead and will cause cancer. The email then offers a way to test lipsticks to see if they have lead.
Fact:
A search of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site finds that lead content of coloring agents used in lipstick is regulated by that agency, and that the levels permitted are not a health problem.

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