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Consumers Demand Mandatory Testing of Cosmetics for Asbestos

Nearly 25,000 Americans are urging federal regulators to require the cosmetics industry to test for the presence of asbestos in cosmetics and to share the results. Today the Environmental Working Group, the National Women’s Health Network, the American Association for Justice and Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity presented more than 25,000 signatures to the Food and Drug Administration. The petition calls on the FDA to require more sensitive methods for detecting asbestos in talc. Currently, cosmetic companies are not required to test for asbestos or to share the results with the FDA.  Read more....



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