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EWG's Teen Body Burden -- Where are they now? -- Jessica Assaf

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Jessica Assaf, EWG teen body burden study participant and natural beauty entrepreneur, discusses the results of the study and how EWG's Skin Deep Database changed her life. Just six years ago, EWG tested the blood and urine of 20 young adults. We wanted to know if teens would show higher levels of chemicals associated with personal care products, since we knew that teens used an average of 17 of them a day. It was the first time anyone had taken a focused look at teens' exposures to chemicals in cosmetics -- exposures that occur during a period of accelerated physical and mental development. And we found 16 chemicals, all of which can interfere with the hormone system. When our volunteers learned their results, they all made life changes. Jessica Assaf, one of the participants, discusses the changes she made.