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Bill Would Require Warning Labels on Kids’ Cosmetics That Could Contain Asbestos

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) introduced legislation today that would require warning labels on cosmetics that could contain asbestos and are marketed to children. EWG applauded Dingell’s bill, which comes after the Food and Drug Administration reported finding the deadly carcinogen in several talc-based cosmetics products sold by the nationwide retailer Claire’s.  The legislation would require companies to demonstrate that cosmetics marketed to children are free of asbestos. If they could not prove the products were asbestos-free, the items would have to carry a warning. The bill would also update methods to test cosmetics for the presence of asbestos.  Read more...



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