Rat droppings, poison, urine: City of London police warn of health dangers in fake makeup

May 18, 2015 1:37 PM

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LONDON (AP) — The City of London police have issued a warning about the health risks posed by counterfeit makeup.

Police said Monday that imitations of brand-name makeup are often produced in unsanitary conditions. They said rat droppings and poison have been found in fake cosmetics and laboratory tests have uncovered poisonous chemicals — including cyanide and human urine — in counterfeit perfume.

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