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Avicenna J Environ Health Eng. 2023;10(2): 98-102.
doi: 10.34172/ajehe.5358
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Assessment of Toxic Elements and Peroxide Value in Lipsticks Collected From Karaj, Iran

Parisa Shavaly-Gilani 1 ORCID logo, Sara Mohamadi 2, Zahra Fallahnejad 3, Mehdi Jahanbakhsh 4, Parisa Sadighara 1, Nader Akbari 1, Tayebeh Zeinali 5* ORCID logo, Leila Karami 1

1 Department of Environmental Health, Food Safety Division, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Food Hygiene and Quality Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
3 Department of Food and Drug, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
4 Department of Food and Drug, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
5 Infectious Diseases Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Tayebeh Zeinali, Email: ta.zeinaly@gmail.com, Email: ta.zeinaly@gmail.com


The present study aimed to evaluate the levels of lead (Pb), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg), as well as peroxide values in 52 samples of lipstick in Karaj, Iran. The Varian Spectra AA-220 atomic absorption spectrometer was utilized to determine the concentration of metals. The average levels of the analyzed metals were in good accordance with the standard levels set by the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI 14622). The obtained results illustrated that the mean (±SE) levels of Pb, As, and Hg were 3.029±0.787, 0.546±0.090, and 0.044±0.002 µg/g, respectively. Moreover, the mean peroxide value (2.173±0.314 mEq/kg) was lower than the maximum amount set by ISIRI 14622 )10 mEq/kg). Therefore, a continuous monitoring program to ensure acceptable quality of these products along with an enhancement in the consumers’ awareness of the potential hazards of the regular use of cosmetic products is highly recommended.

Please cite this article as follows: Shavali-Gilani P, Mohamadi S, Fallahnejad Z, Jahanbakhsh M, Sadighara P, Akbari N, Zeinali T, Karami L. Assessment of toxic elements and peroxide value in lipsticks collected from Karaj, Iran. Avicenna J Environ Health Eng. 2023; 10(2):98-102. doi:10.34172/ajehe.5358
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