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FDA Lists PFAS in Cosmetics as Advocates Plan Legislative Push

Feb. 24, 2021, 7:58 PM

Chemical safety advocates who are lobbying for restrictions on “forever chemicals” in cosmetics say a new FDA website shows the need for the U.S. to adopt California’s model on addressing PFAS in personal products.

The Food and Drug Administration last week posted, for the first time, information about per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, found in body lotions, nail polish, shaving cream, foundation, mascara, and other personal care products. The agency highlighted missing safety data, but made no other statement about the safety or risks of products containing PFAS.

“PFAS in cosmetic products is an area of increasing interest for...

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