PFAS Testing Standards Under Development As US States Crack Down On Use
ASTM International is developing standards for PFAS in consumer products through a new sub-committee, which will provide guidance on how to prepare and analyze a wide variety of consumer product samples for PFAS.
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Legislation awaiting the governor’s signature in California will ban the “forever chemicals” from cosmetics when intentionally added beginning in 2025, reflecting successful industry advocacy efforts.
Coty’s and Shiseido’s respective CoverGirl and BareMinerals, both self-proclaimed creators of the clean beauty movement, deceive consumers with their toxic-free, good-for-the-planet advertising into buying PFAS-laced cosmetic products, plaintiffs allege in recent complaints. Plaintiffs against Coty point to the company’s Sustainability Report as further evidence that its promises and practices don’t line up.