Asbestos-Contaminated Talcum Powder

November 3, 2014

Are you aware that talcum powder may be exposing you to asbestos?   Because asbestos is a contaminate in talc that the FDA fails to test for the agency admits that it cannot prove that talc-containing products sold in the US are free from asbestos.  Talc is also used in food and pharmaceuticals.  These news articles highlight the association between asbestos- contaminated talcum powder and cancer and the weak laws governing FDA testing of talc use in food, medications, and cosmetics.  

This study published in the October 2014 issue of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health investigates “one historic brand of cosmetic talcum powder associated with mesothelioma in women”.