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My body is not a chemistry lab!

There is a discussion going on right now, a most welcome one. These include PFASs in clothing and beauty products. PFAS is a collective name for about 3000 industrially produced chemicals.

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation writes: Some of these chemicals are carcinogenic and can cause liver damage. Others have been demonstrated in animal studies to affect reproductive performance and the immune system. Thousands upon thousands are not even tested. Yet they are permitted in everyday products such as makeup, clothing and furniture. We're speaking about PFASs, a group of substances that are extremely difficult to break down and we all have them in our blood - polar bears do too even far away in the remote Arctic.

Imse and Vimse's textile products are certified according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 class 1 for baby products and are free of PFAS substances.

It's not easy to keep track of products, you need to study. A good tip is to follow the Instagram account which keeps track of beauty products. More tips about which products may contain PFAS can be found on the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation's website.