4 News Now Q&A: Is the makeup you apply everyday harmful to your health?

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June 18, 2021 11:06 AM

Olivia Roberts

Posted: June 18, 2021 11:06 AM
Updated: June 18, 2021 12:09 PM

Q: Is the makeup you apply everyday harmful to your well being? 
A: A brand new research launched this week reveals a lot of your favourite magnificence merchandise might comprise poisonous chemical compounds linked to most cancers, thyroid illness, liver injury and reproductive points.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame checked out about 230 unnamed makeup merchandise bought in the U.S. and Canada. They discovered excessive ranges of PFAS — or “endlessly chemical compounds” — in additional than half of them.
PFAS are the identical chemical compounds utilized in merchandise like nonstick frying pans, stain resistant and rugs. Researchers discovered the highest ranges in foundations, waterproof mascara and long-lasting lipsticks.

They additionally found about 88 p.c of the merchandise didn’t checklist these substances on the label. So, in the event that they aren’t disclosed, what can we do to shield ourselves?
“Knowledge is energy, I’m at all times telling my sufferers,” Dr. Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist, stated. “Pick up the product, flip it round, learn the ingredient checklist. If there may be an ingredient that begins with ‘Perflor’ that’s a crimson flag. An further added precaution is perhaps to restrict your use of cosmetics that declare be waterproof or long-wear or long-lasting.”
Experts say fixing the downside finally comes down to authorities intervention. The U.S. legal guidelines governing cosmetics security and labelling sate again to 1938 and 1967.
However, simply this week, two senators launched the “No PFAS in Cosmetics Act,” requiring the FDA to ban the chemical compounds’ use in these merchandise inside 270 days of the invoice’s passage.
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