What you put on your skin matters. A recent study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that more than half of cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of a toxic industrial compound known to cause serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight.

Of the more than 230 commonly used cosmetics tested, 56% of foundations and eye products, 48% of lip products and 47% of mascaras contained high levels of fluorine, a chemical used in nonstick frying pans, rugs and countless other consumer products.

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