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Results of US FDA investigation into talc-containing cosmetics

Résultats de l'enquête de la US FDA sur les cosmétiques contenant du talc

On 5 April 2024, the US FDA published the results of its ongoing investigation into cosmetic products containing talc, with the aim of verifying the presence (or not) of asbestos.

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The cosmetic products studied were selected and purchased by the FDA, and the samples were blinded for ananlyses.
Products were chosen based on a variety of factors, including type of talc-containing cosmetic product, price range, popular products on social media and in advertisements, products marketed to children, products marketed to women of color, and, if any, third party reports of potential asbestos contamination.

Even though all the results were negative, the FDA is taking this opportunity to point out that, as part of the MoCRA, it will shortly be promulgating proposed regulations o establish and require standardized testing methods for detecting and identifying asbestos in talc-containing cosmetic products.

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