§ Mr. Waller
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information his chief medical officer has received as to the prevalence of conditions caused by lead contained in privately-imported cosmetics and medicines used by members of the Asian community; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The general issue of eye cosmetics and medicines from the Indian subcontinent was discussed in chapter 5 of the report of a DHSS working party on lead in the environment—"Lead and Health" (1980). This includes references to the few known studies of any health problems linked to the use of these substances.