House Bill Seeks Asbestos Warnings On Unverified Kids' Cosmetics With Talc
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
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Recent procurement activities show an agency increasingly focused on cosmetics’ safety vis-a-vis microbial threats and, in the case of talc-containing products, asbestos. Meanwhile, FDA seeks a 3D bioprinter to use in organ toxicity studies as an alternative to traditional animal models.
Plaintiff’s attorneys are tracking reports of asbestos-contaminated cosmetics at specialty retail stores, signaling a possible new wave of talc-related litigation to come. The issue also has the attention of NGOs, legislators and FDA.
Transmission electron microscopy is likely the safest bet, among other imaging technologies, for companies looking to verify their cosmetic talc as asbestos-free. However, there’s no regulatory-mandated method for cosmetics purposes, which may explain conflicting results being reported by different labs.