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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:28 PM
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Mercury in Mascara? Minn. Law Bans It
Mercury in Mascara? Minn. Law Bans It

By MARTIGA LOHN 18 hours ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The quest for thicker lashes and defined eyes should get safer in Minnesota on Jan. 1, when a state law banning mercury from mascara, eye liners and skin-lightening creams takes effect.

Minnesota apparently is the first state in the nation to ban intentionally added mercury in cosmetics, giving it a tougher standard than the federal government.

Retailers who knowingly sell mercury-containing cosmetics in Minnesota could face fines of as much as $700. Penalties could reach $10,000 for manufacturers who fail to disclose mercury on product labels, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

"Mercury does cause neurological damage to people even in tiny quantities," said Sen. John Marty, the Democrat from Roseville who sponsored the ban. "Every source of mercury adds to it. We wanted to make sure it wasn't here."

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iwirqO43wxQESi5NchuD...
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:37 PM
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1. Fortunately, I don't have to use mascara, as I have very dark hair and my eyelashes aren't skinny
.... but what about people that barely have eyelashes, or those that have short, skinny ones, or so blonde you can't see them? Does that mean they no longer have to struggle to look like magazine models?

Maybe if we women stopped wearing makeup altogether it would start a trend:


No more implants
No more facelifts
No more fake eyelashes
No more makeup
No more high heels
No more Victoria's Secret
No more hours at the hairstylist getting waxed, colored and styled
No more spending oodles of money at the dept. stores
No more tanning salons
No more starvation
No more exercise marathons
Then we'd take all that money we saved and travel or work less :-)

Oh boy am I dreaming or what?!
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:52 PM
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2. Why wait for a trend? I already don't do any of that stuff. n/t
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