Hidden chemicals found in makeup; Canada’s rising inflation rate: CBC’s Marketplace Cheat Sheet

Hidden chemicals found in makeup; Canada's rising inflation rate: CBC's Marketplace Cheat Sheet

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A brand new research has discovered ‘eternally chemical compounds’ in a whole bunch of cosmetics. Here is what you have to know

For those who put on lipstick or mascara, it’s possible you’ll be absorbing probably dangerous components that cling round for many years within the atmosphere, in accordance with a brand new research by researchers within the U.S., Canada and Switzerland.

These components, generally known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are hardly ever disclosed on labels, making them arduous to keep away from, mentioned the research printed Tuesday within the journal Environmental Science & Know-how Letters

PFAS are a bunch of greater than 4,700 human-made chemical compounds that comprise fluorine bonded to carbon, a powerful chemical bond that makes them arduous to interrupt down.

“What’s actually regarding about them is that they are extremely persistent,” mentioned Miriam Diamond, a College of Toronto professor who co-authored the analysis. “It’s going to stick round for years, truly…. Many years.” Learn extra

Canadian researchers have discovered that a whole bunch of cosmetics, many described as waterproof or long-lasting, comprise probably poisonous chemical compounds that aren’t listed on the labels. 2:00

Canada’s inflation charge is the best it has been in a decade.

For those who’ve been noticing that the price of just about the whole lot has gone up over the previous yr, it is not in your head.

Canada’s inflation charge elevated to three.6 per cent in Might, the quickest tempo in a decade, in accordance with Statistics Canada

The information company mentioned in a information launch this week that costs are rising at a quicker tempo than common, for the whole lot from shelter and automobiles, to meals, vitality and client items. Learn extra

A lady passes quite a few vehicles within the BMW Toronto car parking zone after getting out of her automobile on June 16. The value of vehicles has risen by 5 per cent up to now yr, which was a significant component pushing Canada’s general inflation charge to three.6 per cent, its largest yearly enhance in a decade. (Sam Nar/CBC)

Meet three COVID-19 long-haulers who warn: Do not underestimate the virus

Because the financial system reopens and ideas flip to patios and indoor procuring, some who are suffering from long-haul COVID-19 are warning to not let guards down towards a virus that has left them with debilitating signs — months after their prognosis.

“We’ve a brand new variant on the town, and persons are on the market prefer it’s gone and the whole lot’s secure,” mentioned Jane Ertel, 62, of Kitchener, Ont. “It is driving me loopy.”

Ertel mentioned that earlier than her prognosis, she was a non-smoker with no pre-existing lung circumstances. Right this moment, she has roughly 60 per cent of her prior lung capability and is “in need of breath continually.” Learn extra

Earlier this yr, Market questionnaire discovered that 60 per cent of COVID-19 long-haulers haven’t been in a position to entry the care they imagine they should get well.

Jackie Loree, Kari Grey and Jane Ertel are three COVID-19 long-haulers who proceed to undergo from results of the coronavvirus lengthy after their instances have been marked as ‘resolved’. (CBC)

What else is happening?

When worldwide journey resumes, Canada’s borders and airports might be very totally different
Airports are at capability with simply 5 per cent of pre-COVID site visitors due to pandemic measures.

Man hires paralegal to deal with his divorce — discovers he is nonetheless married
In lots of elements of the nation, anybody can say they are a paralegal with out coaching, insurance coverage or oversight.

Some prisoners not provided COVID-19 pictures till months after normal public, CBC evaluation finds
Regardless of housing an at-risk inhabitants, some Ontario and N.S. jails did not supply prisoners vaccines till Might.

These Cove dishwashers have been recalled resulting from a hearth hazard
Shoppers ought to instantly cease utilizing the product, shut off the ability provide to the unit, and make contact with the corporate for a free inspection and restore.

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