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BREAKING: FDA Finds Asbestos in Claire’s Cosmetics Products, Issues Safety Alert to Consumers

The Food and Drug Administration issued a rare alert today, urging consumers to stop using certain cosmetics products from the national retailer Claire’s, after the agency found the deadly carcinogen asbestos in at least three different talc-based products.  Geologically, talc and asbestos can be formed from the same parent rock. In many regions, talc deposits are contaminated with asbestos fibers.  The products in question, all made with talc, include Claire’s Eye Shadows, Claire’s Compact Powder and Claire’s Contour Palette.  Claire’s, which sells jewelry, makeup and other items targeted at young girls and children, announced in 2017 it was recalling a number of its makeup products after they tested positive for asbestos.  Read more...

 

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