Asbestos Found In Makeup

As the United States Food and Drug Administration was reviewing products for their safety, they came across teen-marketed makeup that contained asbestos. These products were talc-based, which is why they were contaminated with asbestos.     The two products, Claire’s JoJo Siwa Makeup Set and Beauty Plus Global Effects Palette 2, were voluntarily recalled by the Food and Drug Administration. The Food and Drug Administration also warned parents not to purchase these two makeup products for their children or teens.     Due to the heavy use of talc in makeup products, it’s not unheard of makeup to also be contaminated with asbestos. In the last two years alone, the Food and Drug Administration has tested children’s cosmetics and found asbestos contamination three times.     Makeup products that contain talc are often contaminated with asbestos due to the way that talc is mined. Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the earth, and when it was heavily used, it was mined out of asbestos mines. Talc is also a mineral that is still to this day mined out of the Earth. Since asbestos and talc usually naturally occur very closely to each other in mines, if the mining company is not careful and if their talc products do not go through a proper asbestos removal process and testing, their talc can be contaminated with asbestos. When these makeup products use poorly mined talc, they run the risk of contaminating their products with asbestos.     Any kind of exposure to asbestos is considered dangerous, especially when it is over a repeated period of time. The repetitive nature of apply asbestos contaminated makeup can lead to asbestos related diseases and cancers.     There is currently a bipartisan push in the House and Senate for asbestos regulation in makeup in order to stop this recurring problem.

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