This week, the UK’s leading pigment experts said the story of pigments used in cosmetics, hair treatments and personal care products could be a story worth telling, and that the world needs to learn more about the industry.
The report by the Cosmetic and Toilet Products Association, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, found there were more than 50,000 compounds in cosmetics and personal-care products made from pigments.
While some of those compounds are toxic, most are not, said lead author Dr James Davison, from University College London.
“We know that these compounds are safe for us, and we know they are safe in animals, so they are not dangerous,” he told Al Jazeera.
“But we know from research that there are risks associated with the use of pigmented products in the UK.”
The cosmetics industry is a huge business.
It’s made up of over 30,000 people and they are all making a lot of money.
“The report’s authors, from the University of Warwick and Imperial College London, said that pigments can be used to create products ranging from skin-tightening creams and scrubs to makeup, eye-shadow and nail polish.
However, while cosmetics and hair care products are marketed to the general public, it is difficult to tell how the chemicals in the cosmetic and personal products they contain affect people’s health.
The findings, which were supported by the British Association for the Advancement of Science, suggest that more needs to be done to provide clear information about the safety of these compounds.
The report comes at a time when concerns are mounting over the use and dangers of the chemicals used in cosmetic and body products.
In March, scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of the potential health risks of cosmetics containing the carcinogenic benzene compound, a potent neurotoxin.
The findings are consistent with a report published last year by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that concluded pigments could be responsible for up to 40% of cancer-causing chemicals found in cosmetics.
However, the IARC also noted that there was a lack of data on how the compounds in pigments affected people’s bodies.
In their report, Davison and his colleagues looked at the relationship between the concentration of pigment compounds in cosmetic products, and the level of the compounds found in human bodies.
They found that the levels of benzene and toluene, which are two of the most common carcinogens found in the body, were highest in pigmented personal care and cosmetic products and the hair care and body care products.
They also found that levels of arsenic and chromium, two other carcinogens, were lower in cosmetic personal care.
These levels are in line with research showing that higher levels of these toxic compounds in the human body increase the risk of developing cancer.”
These compounds are being used in the cosmetics industry to create high-performance cosmetic products which contain ingredients that can damage the human skin,” said Davison.”
It’s concerning that the cosmetics companies and their agents are still not telling the truth about the toxic effects of these chemicals.
“He added that the industry needs to take action and take the issue of carcinogenic chemicals seriously.”
This issue needs to go to regulators,” he said.”
Companies are making billions off of toxic chemicals and now we need to make sure that people are protected.
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