HC Deb 04 February 1986 vol 91 c139W
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.