Nonprofit Group Says Asbestos Found in 15 Percent of Talc-Based Cosmetics Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– A nonprofit, non-partisan organization has reported the results of a study it commissioned, saying that asbestos was found in almost 15 percent of talc-based cosmetic product samples.

In a Nov. 25 press release, the Environmental Working Group stated that the study, published in Environmental Health Insights, highlights the fact that methods used to screen talc supplies in the cosmetics industry are “inadequate.”

The study comes months after Johnson & Johnson announced that it would end the sale of talc-based Baby Powder in North America. For more on the announcement, see the May 2020 issue of HarrisMartin’s Talcum …


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