‘Green’ Beauty No Better Than Mainstream At Avoiding PFAS Contamination – Mamavation Study
Women’s wellness website and activist campaign Mamavation says its findings weren’t unexpected per se, “but we were surprised at the amount of contamination we discovered.” So why are mainstream and green beauty brands alike being contaminated with PFAS “forever chemicals”?
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