Asbestos was reportedly discovered in children’s talc makeup products in independent lab tests conducted by consumer watchdog group U.S. PIRG Education Fund.
It’s not the first time this issue has made headlines, but it bolsters pending talc lawsuit allegations alleging contamination of cancer-causing agents like asbestos in a wide range personal care and beauty products. The fact that these products were marketed and sold for use by children makes it all the more unconscionable.
PIRG reportedly conducted its own testing of more than a dozen talc-based products sold by well-known retailers like Claire’s and Justice. What they discovered was three makeup products containing “high levels of asbestos.” The watchdog is calling on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and retailers to immediately recall these products. Late last year, Claire’s did take nine of its makeup products off the shelves following reports those products contained tremolite asbestos. Read More