Just when you thought it was safe to slather on the moisturizer…
A startling report from Que Choisir, a French-language nonprofit consumer organization that can be compared to Consumer Reports, reveals that some cosmetics companies are still pumping their products full of harmful substances.
Researchers found endocrine disruptors in 66 different personal-care products that ranged from deodorants to body washes and hand creams.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that mimic hormones, either stimulating or blocking the production of certain key hormones like androgen and estrogen when they are absorbed into the body. Certain disruptors have been known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Perhaps the most famous endocrine disruptor of late is bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical found frequently in plastics that has been linked to everything from infertility to heart disease.
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