Monthly Archives: February 2012

Spinbrush Electric Toothbrush is Bad for Your Teeth

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“Spinbrush” toothbrushes can injure your mouth, face and chip your teeth — FDA . Parents, beware. The United States Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers to be cautious when using the battery-powered “Spinbrush,” saying it has received reports that parts of the toothbrushes have broken off during use and flown off at high speeds, chipping or breaking teeth, cutting gums, injuring faces and eyes, and presenting a choking hazard.

The agency issued a particular warning to parents of young children, saying the Spinbrush toothbrushes is being marketed to these children but poses risks of serious injuries.

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Lead in Your Lipstick: Are L’Oreal, Maybelline Lipsticks Safe or Harmful?

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Is there lead in my lipstick? Yes, there’s lead in your lipstick. The latest update (December 2011) of an U.S Food and Drug Administration analysis of 400 shades of the fastest-selling lipsticks in the United States shows that all 400 of them contain trace amounts of lead.

But will this poison you? Is the amount so tiny that consumers have nothing to be worried about? Or will all those years of applying lipstick several times a day lead to a dangerous accumulation of a dangerous substance?

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