Number of the Day: 5

02007-10-16 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Number of the Day: 5
5 – the number of pounds of cosmetics (well, 4 pounds 6 ounces) women who use make-up every day can absorb through their skin, over the period of one year, according to Richard Bence, a British biochemist, as reported in the Telegraph newspaper. “We really need to start questioning the products we are putting on our skin and not just assume that the chemicals in them are safe. We have no idea what these chemicals do when they are mixed together, the effect could be much greater than the sum of the individual parts,” according to Bence.
(Via TreeHugger)


  1. Carol

    I guess I’ll just wait and be surprised…or not…

  2. Carol

    Oops I meant this on the previous entry. Sorry about the goof.
    I kinda watch what I put on my face. Not much really. But lipstick is not only absorbed through the skin, it is “eaten” with food….and be careful who you kiss : )


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