New Zealand Bans "Forever Chemicals" / PFAS in Cosmetics
New Zealand has banned "forever chemicals" or PFAS in cosmetics due to health and environmental concerns. PFAS are chemicals that are resilient to breakdown; and can accumulate in the environment. These chemicals have been linked to adverse health outcomes. Here's a review of PFAS and its effects on human health and the implications and timeline of NZ's ban of cosmetics with PFAS.