New testing has found some of the most common cosmetic and beauty products contain chemicals linked to birth defects. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham has more:
New testing found some of the most common cosmetic and beauty products contain chemicals linked to birth defects. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham has more:
Three environmental groups hired a major national laboratory to test 72 name-brand off-the-shelf beauty products for chemicals called phthalates. Of the 72, 52 of them contained phthalates. Jane Houlihan is with Environmental Working Group and one of the authors of the report on the testing…
“What this means for women is as they use cosmetics, they’re likely getting exposed to phthalates and it’s a potential concern for a baby in the womb, a male baby, since many of these chemicals are really strongly linked in animal studies to birth defects of the male
There is not yet a direct link between phthalates in cosmetics and reproductive birth defects in humans. The environmental groups found products on the market that don’t use the chemicals. So, they’re calling for elimination of the use of phthalates in beauty products.
For the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, this is Lester Graham.