Forever Chemicals in Beauty Products: Everything You Need To Know

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Ever wondered what chemicals are in your cosmetics? Volume Up was joined by Dr. Graham Peaslee, professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry department, to talk about his research on PFAS in cosmetics. 

Dr. Peaslee broke down what PFAS are, why they are dangerous and what other items PFAS are found in our daily lives. He then went on to explain how they found these chemicals in cosmetics and what drew them to study cosmetics. Dr. Peaslee uses his charm and knowledge to bring out the facts of PFAS. Don’t worry though! He let us know that many companies are working on changing their processes, so there is hope for the future!

Listen to this episode of Volume Up to hear the PFAS facts straight from Dr. Peaslee himself!

“I am not, as you can tell, a great cosmetic user myself, but we are all drinking the products that come off these cosmetics. So that’s a little alarming.”

“The difficulty with them is that they persist forever. They’re called the forever chemicals”

“What I don’t want to see is the doubling down: ‘well, it’s perfectly safe because we use the safe PFAS.’ There is no safe PFAS”

Listen to the full episode here or wherever you stream.

Madeline Hickey
Madeline Hickey