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Lung damage in children linked to chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products

According to a longitudinal study in The Lancet Planetary Health, babies who are exposed in utero and shortly after being born to several common cosmetics chemicals had lower lung function at ages six and 12. The study, which is believed to be the first to look into how chemical exposure before and after birth affects children’s lung functions, identified three classes of chemicals that are found in personal care products and cosmetics as being dangerous: parabens, phthalates and PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).  Read more...

 

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