A number of makeup brands on the market today might have products that contain a high amount of forever chemicals that are otherwise known as PFAS.
According to recent research from the University of Notre Dame there are many makeup brands that are being sold in the market today which could contain these potentially harmful chemicals that have been linked to a number of serious health conditions.
It hasn’t been known to what extent these chemicals might exist within the makeup market and this research has helped to shed some light on the issue. However, now researchers from U.S., Canada and Switzerland are starting to get a better idea.
Researchers have wondered what ways PFAS might be getting into our lives and the environment in one way or another and now they are finding that maybe makeup might be one of those areas to consider.
Scientists tested over 200 cosmetic items which included things like mascara, lip gloss, and foundations.
Several of those makeup items that were tested had been bought in the Canadian market, others were from the U.S.
They found that 56 percent of the foundations and eye products had high levels of fluorine which could indicate PFAS have been used in the product.
At least 48 percent of the lip products were found to have fluorine and 47 percent of the mascaras that were tested were found with it.
Researchers have noted that these results they uncovered are alarming and that consumers might not know what they are being exposed to, if all of the ingredients including PFAS aren’t listed on the package. How are they going to know? The fact that these makeup brands possess any forever chemicals at all might some as a surprise to many.
Just recently, lawmakers in the U.S. have also introduced a bill that is looking to ban PFAS chemicals now from being used in cosmetics.
Other areas of the market that researchers have also discovered these forever chemicals is in things like cookware items, treated fabrics, fast food wrappers, and more.
Right now researchers say that this discovery is a red flag and that it’s important to know the full extent that these chemicals might be being used in these products.