Fluorinated Compounds in North American Cosmetics

@article{Whitehead2021FluorinatedCI,
  title={Fluorinated Compounds in North American Cosmetics},
  author={Heather D. Whitehead and Marta Venier and Yan Wu and Emi Eastman and Shannon Urbanik and Miriam L. Diamond and A. V. Shalin and Heather Schwartz-Narbonne and Thomas A. Bruton and Arlene Blum and Zhanyun Wang and Megan Green and Meghanne E. Tighe and John T. Wilkinson and Sean R. McGuinness and Graham F. Peaslee},
  journal={Environmental Science \& Technology Letters},
  year={2021}
}
Perand polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a highly persistent and potentially toxic class of chemicals, are added to cosmetics to increase their durability and water resistance. To assess this potential health and environmental risk, 231 cosmetic products purchased in the U.S. and Canada were screened for total fluorine using particle-induced gamma-ray emission spectroscopy. Of the eight categories tested, foundations, mascaras, and lip products had the highest proportion of products with high… 

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