Could lipstick give you breast cancer?

Chemicals found in lipstick and nail varnish could trigger breast cancer, scientists warned yesterday.

A study has shown that butyl benzyl phthalate, or BBP, can interfere with the healthy development of breast tissue.

The man-made substance is part of the phthalate family of chemicals, which mimic the female sex hormone oestrogen.

Environmental campaigners yesterday called for it to be banned in the cosmetic industry, where it is used to make products glossy.


According to Dr. Russo, the head of researchers, the toxin chemicals in the cosmetics trigger unnatural tissues to cause breast cancer as (BBP) is most likely to be used in the cosmetics industry to make products glossy, which is a toxin that hampers in developing natural healthy breast tissues.

In Great Britain, 90% females suffering from breast cancer were using lip sticks and applied many coats of it every day to transform a dull face into wow face. After research work and publishing report, they left lip stick use. Similarly based on Dr. Russo’s report USA females are reluctant to use lipstick and prefer dull face without lip stick since life is much more important than a wow face of shining lip stick.

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  1. Most of peoples are think like if they did good make up then they looks good or else look bad, that’s not true, it you want to look pretty , be happy and always keep smile that’s the very good healthy treatment for beauty there no side effect and all. Most of beauty cosmetics have side effects and also we have to spent more money for the products, but for the smile we don’t need to spent money but we can get more benefit.

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