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Makeup is full of toxic ‘forever chemicals.’ Why aren’t they banned?

Ever wonder how your mascara or lipstick stays on all day? It might be that it contains PFAS, a class of chemicals used to make products water- and oil-resistant that are also found on Teflon nonstick pans and Gore-Tex waterproof clothing. Unfortunately, PFAS are linked to cancer and other serious health problems. More:

Makeup is full of toxic ‘forever chemicals.’ Why aren’t they banned?  –  Fast Company
Emerging chemical risks in Europe — ‘PFAS’  –  European Environment Agency
Fluorinated Compounds in North American Cosmetics (Research article)

PFAS Human Health Effects

For Decades, Polluters Knew PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Hid Risks From Public  –  EWG
What are the health effects of PFAS?  –  US ATSDR
PFAS and cancer, a scoping review of the epidemiologic evidence (Research abstract)

PFAS in Articles and Products

3M knew your non-stick pan was poisoning you in the ’70s  –  Fast Company
Report: Thinx menstrual underwear has toxic chemicals in the crotch  –  Fast Company
The Race to Design a Rain Jacket That Won’t Kill the Planet  –  WIRED

Companies Voluntary Action

L’Oréal eliminates PFAS from their cosmetic products  –  PFAS Free
IKEA Restricted Substance List  –  IKEA

Towards PFAS Regulation

Efforts underway in Europe to ban PFAS compounds  –  Chemistry World
Gillibrand, Pappas, Delgado Reintroduce Legislation To Finally Stop Polluters From Contaminating Waterways With Toxic Levels Of Pfas  –  US Senate
Blumenthal & Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Servicemembers & Military Families  –  US Senate
Collins, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Ban PFAS Chemicals in Cosmetics  –  US SenateEver wonder how your mascara or lipstick stays on all day? It might be that it contains PFAS, a class of chemicals used to make products water- and oil-resistant that are also found on Teflon nonstick pans and Gore-Tex waterproof clothing. Unfortunately, PFAS are linked to cancer and other serious health problems. More:

Makeup is full of toxic ‘forever chemicals.’ Why aren’t they banned?  –  Fast Company
Emerging chemical risks in Europe — ‘PFAS’  –  European Environment Agency
Fluorinated Compounds in North American Cosmetics (Research article)

PFAS Human Health Effects

For Decades, Polluters Knew PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Hid Risks From Public  –  EWG
What are the health effects of PFAS?  –  US ATSDR
PFAS and cancer, a scoping review of the epidemiologic evidence (Research abstract)

PFAS in Articles and Products

3M knew your non-stick pan was poisoning you in the ’70s  –  Fast Company
Report: Thinx menstrual underwear has toxic chemicals in the crotch  –  Fast Company
The Race to Design a Rain Jacket That Won’t Kill the Planet  –  WIRED

Companies Voluntary Action

L’Oréal eliminates PFAS from their cosmetic products  –  PFAS Free
IKEA Restricted Substance List  –  IKEA

Towards PFAS Regulation

Efforts underway in Europe to ban PFAS compounds  –  Chemistry World
Gillibrand, Pappas, Delgado Reintroduce Legislation To Finally Stop Polluters From Contaminating Waterways With Toxic Levels Of Pfas  –  US Senate
Blumenthal & Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Servicemembers & Military Families  –  US Senate
Collins, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Ban PFAS Chemicals in Cosmetics  –  US Senate

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