Toxic chemicals in makeup found | New


WASHINGTON – More than half of cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are inundated with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health problems, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame tested over 230 commonly used cosmetics and found that 56% of foundations and eye products, 48% of lip products, and 47% of mascaras contained fluorine – an indicator of PFAS, so called “chemicals forever”. which are used in non-stick frying pans, rugs and countless other consumer products.

Some of the highest levels of PFAS were found in waterproof mascara (82%) and long-lasting lipstick (62%), according to the study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

Baptists reject push to go right

The Southern Baptist Convention quelled a push from the right at its biggest meeting in decades on Tuesday, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divisions in the church and thwarted an effort to make it a problem of critical race theory.

The more than 15,000 delegates in attendance chose Ed Litton, a white pastor from Alabama who was appointed by Fred Luter, the only black pastor to have served as president of the largest Protestant denomination in the country, as their next leader.

Alabama man kills two at factory

A worker armed with a handgun shot dead two people and injured two others at a fire hydrant factory in Alabama early Tuesday before killing himself near a cemetery where his mother is buried, police said . The shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. at a Mueller Co. factory in Albertville.

4 dead and 4 injured in Chicago shooting

An argument at a house on the south side of Chicago erupted into gunfire around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, killing four and injuring four others, police said.

The shooting took place in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. None of the victims appeared to be a minor.

Israeli ultra-nationalists take to the streets

Hundreds of Israeli ultra-nationalists, some chanting “Death to the Arabs,” marched through East Jerusalem on Tuesday in a show of force that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Gaza. Palestinians in Gaza responded by throwing incendiary balloons that sparked at least 10 fires in southern Israel.

Hungary: bill criticized by rights groups

Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a law banning the sharing of any content featuring homosexuality or gender reassignment with minors, which supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups have denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination.


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