Is Teflon making your eyes more attractive?
It’s disappointing to point out many poisons, but it is so flooded in this world, and as the essence of human survival, it is the important instinct to register dangers in the survival mechanism for us to survive.
Today I would like to tell you that unexpected poison is hidden especially in the ones that make you look beautiful.
If you are a health-conscious person, you know that Teflon, which is used in non-stick-made frying pans and many cooking utensils, is linked to thyroid diseases, kidneys, and other cancers.
Wouldn’t you be surprised if this Teflon is contained in cosmetics?
“Teflon” is a registered trademark of DuPont, and it is a chemical substance called PFOA used in the manufacturing process of Teflon that is harmful to the body. DuPont recently said that it was safe because it changed this PFOA to PFAS under the pressure of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but in reality, the composition of these two substances is not so different, There are reports of animal experiments that PFAS also has similar adverse effects, and EPA warns that it will have various adverse effects on the human body as well.
Surprisingly, the PFAS was found in many cosmetics, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization investigating the legitimacy and labeling of ingredients in foods and other personal care products. EWG has verified cosmetics from 28 large and medium-sized brands such as L’OREAL, LANCOME, Neutrogena, and OLAY, and found that they are included in 200 of them. In particular, 1. Eyeshadow, 2. Highlighter, 3. Wrinkle cream with sunscreens.
By the way, fluorine compounds such as Teflon are also used in shower curtains, waterproof clothes such as Gore-Tex, microwave oven popcorn, and simple food packaging. When they enter the body, they are hard to be excreted and accumulate in the body for a long time. It’s bad for your health. It also remains in tap water and the atmosphere, where it also enters the body. Fluoride itself is contained in tap water in many parts of the United States, and not only drinking water but entering the blood through the skin through a shower, so please be careful.
Especially since the skin around the eyes is delicate, such substances are likely to affect the skin and easily penetrate into the body. Many lipsticks that directly enter the mouth contain lead, and Teflon. These are definitely the world of dementia highways, so if you pick your food organic, make cosmetics organic as well.
Click here for a list of cosmetics with high/low PFAS content (indicated as PTFE, a type of PFAS)