Are cosmetics safe?
Serious problems from cosmetic use are rare, but sometimes problems arise with specific products. For example, the FDA has warned consumers about the danger of using aerosol hairspray near heat, fire, or while smoking. Until hairspray is fully dry, it can ignite and cause serious burns. Injuries and deaths have occurred from fires related to aerosol hairsprays! Another problem can occur with aerosol sprays or powders; If they are inhaled, they can cause lung damage.
Do you know what the most common
injury from cosmetics is?
To play it safe, heed the following tips when applying makeup:
Preservatives can degrade over time and may not be able to fight bacteria.
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Portions of the above information has been provided with the kind permission of the FDA (www.fda.gov).
Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2002
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