FDA Finally Warns Consumers about Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Personal Care Products, Cosmetics

Numerous adverse health consequences have been linked to PFAS chemicals.  Among the adverse health conditions linked in scientific research studies to the PFAS family of chemicals are:

-Cancers (especially breast, testicular and prostate cancers) -Liver problems -Heart disease -Hormonal disruption -Low birth weight -Thyroid problems -Weight Gain/Obesity -Tooth decay in children -High cholesterol -Kidney problems -Prostate problems -Fertility/Reproduction problems -Immune system problems -Metabolism problems -Digestive problems (including ulcerative colitis and celiac disease…esp. in young females) -Altered gut microbiome

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Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally acknowledged that it is important to raise public awareness about toxic PFAS chemicals* (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in personal care products and cosmetics**. The FDA has now posted information publicly about PFAS, found in personal care products such as lotions, nail polish, shaving cream, foundation and mascara. PFAS chemicals are often added as ingredients in cosmetics to assist with product consistency and texture. (Some PFAS are not listed on the ingredients labels but still present in cosmetics and personal care products due to impurities or the breakdown of PFAS ingredients that form other PFAS.)

Do your products contain PFAS chemicals?

Personal care and cosmetics labels list the ingredients of the product in descending order of predominance and often include PFAS chemicals such as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), perfluorooctyl triethoxysilane, perfluorononyl dimethicone, perfluorodecalin and perfluorohexane.

*PFAS are a diverse…

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