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Is your long-lasting makeup toxic? Study raises concerns about PFAS in cosmetics

Researchers recently found that waterproof, sweatproof and long-wearing cosmetics — so popular at this time of year — contain higher levels of a potentially toxic class of thousands of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or (PFAS). More:

Is your long-lasting makeup toxic? Study raises concerns about PFAS in cosmetics.  –  The Washington Post
Is Teflon in Your Cosmetics?  –  EWG Skin Deep®
Fluorinated Compounds in North American Cosmetics (Research article)

PFAS Health Effects

Potential health effects of PFAS chemicals  –  ATSDR

PFAS Legislation

An Act To Stop Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution (State of Maine, US)  – Thomson ReutersResearchers recently found that waterproof, sweatproof and long-wearing cosmetics — so popular at this time of year — contain higher levels of a potentially toxic class of thousands of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or (PFAS). More:

Is your long-lasting makeup toxic? Study raises concerns about PFAS in cosmetics.  –  The Washington Post
Is Teflon in Your Cosmetics?  –  EWG Skin Deep®
Fluorinated Compounds in North American Cosmetics (Research article)

PFAS Health Effects

Potential health effects of PFAS chemicals  –  ATSDR

PFAS Legislation

An Act To Stop Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution (State of Maine, US)  – Thomson Reuters

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