Class Action states CoverGirl TruBlend Pressed Powder contains unsafe levels of ‘Forever Chemicals’

Class Action states CoverGirl TruBlend Pressed Powder contains unsafe levels of ‘Forever Chemicals’

THE WHAT? A class action claims that Coty-owned CoverGirl’s TruBlend Pressed Powder contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – sometimes known as Forever Chemicals’ – and is therefore unsafe for use.

THE DETAILS A 40-page lawsuit alleges that the powder contains PFAS at levels that are much higher than what’s deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  

Toxin Free USA undertook independent research, which found that the product contains 6,242 parts per million (ppm) of organic fluorine, with the current EPA health advisory limit for safe consumption of fluorine is just 70 nanograms per liter, according to Class Action.org 

THE WHY? The levels of PFA is said to be particularly ‘worrisome’ due to consumers encouraged to use the product throughout the day, and applied by the eyes and mouth – areas at increased risk from exposure. 

The class action states that CoverGirl and Coty have violated federal law by misrepresenting that the ingredients of TruBlend Pressed Powder are safe, natural and sustainable while failing to warn that the item contains PFAS.

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