ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGOBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.90 (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:90
POISONOUS FACE POWDERS.
At a recent press conference of the hairdressers of Paris, it was stated that the rice powder so largely used by ladies was no longer composed of powdered rice, but was a mixture in varying proportions of white lead, chalk, starch, and alabaster. It appeared that in many instances injurious effects had followed its use, and it was urged that, …
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