The following chain letter has been widely distributed across the internet. Cancer Research UK has confirmed that it is not true.
Users should simply delete the email, and not forward it onto their friends
The email reads as follows:
Subject: Lipstick Alert!!!
If there is a female you care anything about, share this with her. I
did!!!!! I am also sharing this with the males on my email list, because
they need to tell the females THEY care about as well! Recently a brand
called "Red Earth" decreased their prices from $67 to $9.90. It contained
lead. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer. The Brands which contain
1. CHRISTIAN DIOR
5. ESTEE LAUDER
7. RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
8. CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
9. MARKET AMERICA-MOTNES LIPSTICK.
The higher the lead content, the greater the chance of causing Cancer.
After doing a test on lipsticks, it was found that the Y.S.L. lipstick
contained the most amount of lead. Watch out for those lipsticks which are
supposed to stay longer. If your lipstick stays longer, it is because of
the higher content of lead. Here is the test you can do yourself:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand.
2. Use a Gold ring to scratch on the lipstick.
3. If the lipstick colour changes to black then you know the lipstick
Please send this information to all your girlfriends, wives and female
family members. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center Dioxin Carcinogens causes cancer, especially breast cancer