Anti-Aging Creams Linked to Breast Cancer

| 10/29/2015 10:53:00 AM

Your anti-aging cream may be costing you more than cash. The Breast Cancer Fund’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has issued a statement informing consumers that some wrinkle-fighting creams contain PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid), a contaminant that is found in the non-stick cookware agent, Teflon, aka PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). Simply put, PFOA can cause cancer.

PFOA is added to beauty products because it creates a smooth finish. The toxin is also found in foundation, pressed powder, loose powder, bronzer, blush, eye shadow, mascara, shave gel, lip balm, anti-aging lotion, water- and oil-resistant fabrics, stain-resistant carpet, stain-protectant products for furniture, and drinking water. Almost all Americans have PFOA running through their veins, putting them at risk for numerous health problems.

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How to Avoid It

Unfortunately, cosmetics are poorly regulated and are not held to the same standards as food. That’s pretty scary because even food standards aren’t that great. Products often hit the shelves with unlisted byproduct contaminants.

Anti-aging creams confirmed by the report to have PFOA include:

• Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector
• Garnier Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizer
• Cover Girl Advanced Radiance with Olay, Age Defying Pressed Powder