Presence of heavy metals in cosmetic products - Question raised in Rajya Sabha, 18/02/2014

Statement of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare to Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2560 for 10th February, 2014, asked by Dr. Chandan Mitra regarding presence of heavy metals in cosmetic products. The Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has replied in Rajya Sabha that "the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) provides for 30 Indian Standards on finished cosmetics. Out of these 24 standards have specified the limits for Heavy Metals, namely, lead (Pb) and Arsenic (as As2O3)."