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NY Senator Wants Halloween Makeup Tested



    NY Senator Wants Halloween Makeup Tested

    Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal authorities to routinely test and require full disclosure of components in Halloween makeup.

    The New York Democrat says novelty makeup and face paint are often made in China and can contain metals that could pose a danger to children wearing them.

    The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found all 10 face paints it tested contained lead and six contained nickel, cobalt and/or chromium, Schumer said.

    Lead is banned from makeup in Canada and Europe, but not in the U.S.

    The federal Food and Drug Administration doesn't conduct routine testing of novelty cosmetics and needs to do more to enforce required disclosures of ingredients, Schumer said.

    Parents should check what glitter, lipstick and other cosmetics go on their children's faces this Halloween, he warned.