why are dangerous PFAS (forever chemicals) still a problem?

Since the 1940s, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used in the manufacturing of all sorts of consumer and industrial products. These chemicals are used for their resistance to grease, oil, water, and heat. They’re known as “forever chemicals” because they accumulate in the environment and in our bodies, and don’t degrade over time. They’re also linked to cancer, birth defects, thyroid issues, weakened immune systems in children, and other serious health concerns.

Over the last 10 years or so, PFAS have been detected in the water supply in more and more cities and towns across the United States, creating the potential for entire communities to be poisoned. These cities and towns are often located near manufacturing plants that are likely causing PFAS contamination of groundwater.

While use of dangerous PFAS in manufacturing has mostly been phased out in the United States, it does still rear its ugly head. They’re still commonly found in cosmetic products like mascara, foundations, lipsticks, and eyeshadows, where they’re used for their long-lasting and wear-resistant properties. But even low, nearly undetectable levels of PFAS are dangerous and can be absorbed through skin and tear ducts or ingested.

You won’t find PFAS in Pure Haven products.

Pure Haven is committed to putting only the safest, purest ingredients in our products, right down to the water! That’s what makes our products safe for you and your family AND safe for the planet. When you use Pure Haven products, you can be sure that what rinses off your body and down the drain won’t contaminate groundwater.

Our company has been awarded years of safe compliance by the Narragansett Bay Commission in Rhode Island for doing its part to ensure nothing harmful is emitted from our manufacturing facility. The water we use goes through a multi-step process to ensure purity before being used in our non toxic product formulations:

  • Sedimentation filtration
  • Reverse osmosis
  • UV filtration

The water that leaves our facility is actually cleaner than when it comes in!

Pure Haven products never have and never will contain harmful ingredients. You can shop makeup and our complete collection of non toxic products for yourself, your family, and your home without worry. No compromises. That’s our promise.

Pure Haven was named one of the Best Green Cosmetic Brands sans PFAS “Forever Chemicals,” with our mascara, clear shine lip gloss, and tinted moisturizer making the exclusive list.

Contact your Pure Haven Consultant today to shop worry free for all your non toxic personal care and household needs. And be sure to follow @purehavenllc and @nontoxceo on Instagram for helpful information about our non toxic products and our mission to protect families.


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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) | FDA. (6 Jul 2022.)