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POISON NEWS
E.coli bug in make-up tester
Source: New Straits Times, May 4, 2010
   
 

Researchers say cosmetic tester in beauty counters such as lipstick, moisturizer and mascara are commonly contaminated by the E.coli bug.  In their two-year investigation, the researchers found the highest levels of bacteria were present on Saturdays, the biggest shopping day in the week.  As well as E.coli which causes stomach cramps and diarrheoa and, in severe cases, can be fatal staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria were found, which can cause infection.  Women could also be unknowingly passing on viruses such as herpes to shoppers.


   
     
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