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Representation of various makeup products.

Less Cancer is calling for a new chemical registration program for cosmetic companies after chemicals linked to cancer were found in makeup products.

The nonprofit organization urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to mandate the registration of chemicals in cosmetics to prevent exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 

A recent study found 27 PFAS chemicals in makeup sold in China. Last month, lab tests of some makeup products sold in Canada, requested by CBC Marketplace and conducted by Notre Dame University professor Graham Peaslee and Carleton University assistant professor Amy Rand, discovered PFAS in eyeshadows, eyeliners, and foundations.