London: Bad news for young girls who lovewearing make-up to look attractive, as a new study has claimedthat beauty products such as mascara, eye shadow andfoundation contain dangerous chemicals that may lead tocancer, infertility and hormone imbalance.
"By the time most girls become teenagers many have adaily make-up ritual," Stacy Malkan, co-founder of theCampaign for Safe Cosmetics, was quoted as saying by The Sun. "As the layers add up so does exposure to dangerouschemicals and that`s very bad news for a young girl`s health." The EWG study is the first looking at the effects ofcosmetics on teenagers. It found youngsters typically use around 17 personal careproducts each day - such as nail polish and hair dye - whileadult women use just 13.
In Britain, most of the girls do not wear make-up beforethe age of 11, but some salons and products are available tochildren as young as six. PTI
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