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According to a newly released longitudinal study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal that followed more than 1,000 pairs of mothers and children, babies exposed in utero and shortly after birth to three classes of chemicals had diminished lung function at six and 12 years of age. Those three classes of chemicals include phthalates, parabens and the fluorinated compounds known as PFAS. And all of them are found in one personal care product or another.

“This study provides even more evidence that it’s time to finally regulate the chemicals in cosmetics,” Scott Faber, the Environmental Working Group’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, said in a statement. “As if increasing the risk of cancer and infertility were not enough for Congress to act, now we can add lung damage in kids to the list of harms caused by these everyday products.”

Source: 3 Common Cosmetics Ingredients Linked to Kids’ Lung Problems | Real Simple