US Study finds Teflon in cosmetic products despite health concerns

A new US study has revealed that Teflon is being used across a range of cosmetic product despite warnings about the potential impacts on human health.

The report carried out by scientists at the Environment Working Group (EWG) identified Teflon in foundations, moisturizer, brow liner and other cosmetic products regularly used by women.

The EWG is an American environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy on issues related to toxic chemicals.

The research team searched the EWG’s Skin Deep database for the presence of Teflon in cosmetic products and discovered its presence in 66 different products from 15 brands.

Teflon – previously used widely in non-stick pans – is the brand name for polymer of tetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), one of thousands of fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.



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