Red Cosmetic Powder Used in Hindu Ceremonies Contains Unsafe Lead Levels

Sindoor – a cosmetic powder sold in the United States and used during Hindu religious and cultural ceremonies – has unsafe levels of lead, according to a Rutgers University study.

Researchers from the School of Public Health reported that 83 percent of the samples collected from the U.S. in New Jersey and 78 percent collected from India had at least 1.0 microgram of lead per gram of cosmetic powder. Meanwhile, 19 percent of the samples collected in New Jersey and 43 percent of the samples collected from India exceeded the 20 microgram of lead per gram of cosmetic powder limit …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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