Talcum Powder Cosmetics
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Experienced Team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Tenaciously Fight on Your Behalf if You Have Been Diagnosed With Cancer Because of Cosmetic Talcum Powder Products in Buffalo, New York And Beyond.
Talc is the softest mineral on earth and it is often crushed up and used as an ingredient in makeup and other cosmetic products. Talcum powder is used in cosmetics because it makes application smoother and does not cause skin irritation. Unfortunately, talc naturally grows near asbestos, which can cause asbestos contamination in the talc powder. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that all forms of asbestos are carcinogenic. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a deadly and rare type of lung cancer.
In 2019, The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a study on 52 makeup products with talc. Approximately 20% of the makeup products tested positive for asbestos. Cosmetic products that contain asbestos may accidently be inhaled during application. Breathing in asbestos fibers is extremely dangerous and may lead to a serious illness or cancer. Listed below are a variety of cosmetic products that may contain talc:
- Eye Shadow;
- Face Powder;
- Brow Pencil;
- Deodorant; and
- Other powder products.
If you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or ovarian cancer, and have used cosmetic talcum powder products, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been practicing personal injury law for over twenty years in Buffalo, New York and is recognized as a Top Three Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo 2020. Our team of highly-trained Buffalo, New York cosmetic talcum powder illness attorneys and staff will review your claim for free.
In March of 2020, the FDA released the results of their year-long talcum powder investigations. The FDA analyzed 52 talcum powder products for asbestos and found that 9 out of the 52 products tested positive. The World Health Organization states that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. However, as of April 2020, the FDA has not released a statement to stop using makeup with talc. To be safe, you can follow the guidelines below:
- Check your makeup ingredient list for talc powder. It may be listed as:
- Talcum powder;
- Cosmetic talc; or
- Magnesium silicate.
- Replace any talc products. If there is talc in your makeup, it would be safest to substitute it with a non-talc replacement. Many makeup brands will advertise their makeup as “talc-free.”
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The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulates cosmetic products. Currently, the only ingredients that are FDA regulated in cosmetic products are the color additives. All other ingredients do not need to be FDA approved. However, they are FDA regulated. The two laws pertaining to cosmetic regulation in the United States are as follows:
- Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act): This act prohibits the marketing of adulterated (poisonous or damaging ingredients) or misbranded cosmetics.
- Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA): This act requires companies to put labels on their products; listing the ingredients to keep the consumers informed.
Furthermore, it is important to note that the FD&C Act does not require products to be pre-approved by the FDA before being released on the market. This means that products containing asbestos-contaminated talc powder could be on the market for a while before they are tested by the FDA. To ensure compliance with the law, the FDA does conduct inspections to examine facilities and take samples from products to be tested for violations.
If a company or product is called into question, the FDA can collect samples for examination and analysis. For example, the safety risk of asbestos in talc has been known since the 1970s. Currently, the FDA is conducting ongoing research into cosmetic talc contamination.
The FDA will continue to conduct research and test talc products. In February of 2020, the FDA held a meeting to discuss the best and most accurate asbestos testing. The FDA will add 50 new samples that will undergo testing in 2020. The final results are expected to be released to the public in 2021.
The following products tested positive for contamination of asbestos:
- Johnson’s Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson;
- Claire’s Compact Powder style #83915-9, Claire’s;
- Claire’s Contour Palette style #40194-3, Claire’s;
- JoJo Siwa Makeup Set, Claire’s;
- Contour Effects Palette 2, City Color;
- Timeless Beauty Palette, City Color;
- Matte Blush (Fuchsia), City Color;
- Shimmer Bronzer (Caramel), City Color; and
- Bronzer (Sunset), City Color.
Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been practicing personal injury law and he has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Attorney of America. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over 175 million dollars on behalf of his clients in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and throughout New York State. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after using talcum powder products, our experienced cosmetic talcum powder illness attorneys in Buffalo, New York will investigate your claim and help you obtain the settlement you deserve. Call now at 716-839-3939!
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