As plastic-free products become more commonplace, the number of unwanted products is on the rise.
And when plastic is not used correctly, the end result can be toxic, according to an Australian study released in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.
“It’s important to understand what’s going on,” said the study’s lead author, Emily Atherton.
“When we are looking at the use of plastic, we’re looking at people who are using it for a number of different reasons.”
One reason might be cosmetic.
Athertons study found that a quarter of the samples were for cosmetic purposes.
“People use them as a cosmetic because they feel confident about using them and they like them, and there’s a lot of research out there that shows the health benefits of using cosmetic ingredients in cosmetic products,” she said.
Another reason might stem from personal preference.
For some people, a clean, clean look is important.
For others, the use could be for cosmetic reasons.
“They might just want to have a little more of a certain look or it could be a health reason,” said Atherons co-author, Sara Rutter.
“And we know from a lot [of studies] that it’s really not really that important, but it’s something people might want to think about.”
Rutter said the health risks could be mitigated by using a few different products, but said that many people still choose to use plastic.
“Some of these products may be harmful in some way,” she added.
The study was led by Athers team and published in the Australian Journal of Cosmetic Science.
Researchers used saliva samples to look at what people were using, their personal preferences, and whether they used different types of plastic.
They also looked at how much plastic they used, as well as their health.
Researchers found that people who used plastic products were much more likely to use them to create a clean-looking appearance, and that they were using them more frequently to create their own look.
“These results show that it is a personal preference, that people are using plastic products because they like to, they like the way they look, they’re looking for something that is a little bit different,” said Rutter, a researcher at the University of Queensland.
“The results show it’s not something that’s going to be beneficial for them in terms of their overall health, and the health of the population at large.”
Researchers found the most common reason people used plastic was to create cosmetic appearance.
People who used disposable products were also more likely than those who used reusable products to use more plastics in their products, and they were also much more often using plastic in other ways to create beauty.
The researchers said it was not clear why some people use plastic for cosmetic, while others use it to create aesthetic beauty.
They believe the reason might lie in how people perceive plastic.
According to Rutter: “It may be because people use them for a very specific purpose, which may be cosmetic.”
She said the more people think about the health effects of using plastic, the more likely they are to change.
“I think what’s really interesting is that the more we think about this, the less likely it is that you’ll be able to get away with it, and I think that’s really exciting,” she explained.
A second study was conducted by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology.
They were looking at more than 1,400 people and found that women who use disposable plastic were more likely of using it to make cosmetic appearance, but the reason for that was not clearly identified.
The scientists said it could have to do with how people have an idea about what they’re going to look like and what the right way to look.
In one of their studies, the researchers asked people to look over their face, and people who thought they were going to have an aesthetic appearance were more prone to using plastic.