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EPA Announces New Rule Aimed To Limit Use Of Asbestos In The US

The EPA's Significant New Use Rule is designed to curb the continued use of asbestos in the United States. Under the initiative, companies will have to seek an EPA permit first before they could make or import the dangerous substance.

Public Health April 19, 2019

Claire's Recalls Makeup Products Because Of Asbestos Contamination

Claire's is conducting a voluntary recall of three cosmetics products for possible asbestos contamination. If inhaled, asbestos can cause serious adverse health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2019

US Agencies Investigate Johnson & Johnson Over Carcinogenic Asbestos In Baby Powder

J&J knew about the asbestos contamination on its baby powder line but failed to notify the public and regulators. The company is facing another bout of inquiry from the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Public Health February 25, 2019

Several Claire’s Makeup Products Pulled After Testing Positive For Asbestos

A concerned parent sent a makeup kit she gave to her child for testing, and the results said it contained asbestos. She tested 17 more from the same brand, and was devastated to find out that they all contained asbestos.

Public Health December 29, 2017

Work-Related Illness Kills More People Than Guns: Study

Work-related disease kills 50,000 every year, compared to guns that take more than 30,000 lives. Asbestos exposure remains a leading scourge, with victims also having to fight their way through state or federal compensation claims.

Life December 28, 2015

Asbestos In Toys And Crayons: What Parents Should Know

Four non-name brand crayons and two amateur crime scene fingerprint kits were discovered to contain asbestos, a mineral harmful to both children and adults.

Life July 11, 2015

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