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Asbestos Found in Children’s Makeup

A curious mother recently discovered asbestos in her child’s glitter makeup. She sent a sample of the makeup to a laboratory for testing and the results came back positive for tremolite asbestos. The makeup is made by Claire’s, a specialty retailer that sells accessories and makeup to young girls. After the results came back, the » Read More

Talcum Powder and Asbestos

Talc is a mineral often used in consumer products in its powder form—talcum powder—to absorb moisture and improve the tangibility of products. Unfortunately, it can also pose health hazards to consumers. In the past, asbestos was one of the ingredients used in commercially available talcum powder. Exposure to powdered asbestos is linked to mesothelioma, a » Read More

Alcohol Consumption May Contribute to Cancer

While asbestos is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, particularly mesothelioma, exposure to the substance is not the only risk factor. Other factors and habits, such as cigarette smoke and alcohol consumption, may lead to an increased risk for mesothelioma and other types of cancers including throat, mouth, esophageal, liver, colon, breast, stomach, » Read More

Smoking and Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos. Most patients who develop mesothelioma work or have worked in jobs such as manufacturing and construction, where there is or was a regular exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma usually develops in the lining of the lungs. Its symptoms include shortness of breath, chest » Read More

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