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Talc: Asbestos Lurking In Everyday Consumer Products

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At this point, many people are aware that talcum powder-based products, like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, contained asbestos for years, and use of those products can lead to the deadly asbestos-caused cancer of mesothelioma. However, many people are not aware of how many everyday consumer products contain talc that may be contaminated with asbestos. People routinely use these products, which can expose them to deadly asbestos-contaminated talcum powder. Examples of these products include:


Independent lab testing found major accessories retailers have sold makeup containing tremolite asbestos. These sorts of products can be found at malls across the country and via online retailers because the U.S. government does not require cosmetics products and ingredients to go through a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval process prior to the sale. The lack of such a regulation process puts people at risk of exposure to deadly asbestos in these products.

Children’s Toys

According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, crayons sold at some retailers tested positive for asbestos. Crayon manufacturers use talc as a binder in the wax. Additionally, four brands of crayons made in China have been found to contain asbestos fibers. While U.S. laws regulate the amount of asbestos in drinking water and schools, there are no regulations on the amount of asbestos allowed in children’s products such as crayons. As a result, parents and schools may be unwittingly providing their children with toys that contain deadly asbestos fibers.

Ceramics and Tiles

Talc is used in the production of all sorts of ceramic products. These products include ceramic tableware, roofing tiles, flooring tiles, and bathroom appliances, along with many more. Talc improves thermal shock resistance allowing ceramic products to withstand sudden temperature changes. Not only are the individuals who use and install these products at risk for asbestos exposure, but the workers who manufacture these products can be exposed to massive amounts of asbestos during the manufacturing process.

The above-listed items are just a few of the everyday items that people use and come into contact with that may contain deadly asbestos. Talc is also used in the production of plastics, paper, and rubber. Companies are responsible for informing the public and product-users of their products’ potential risks by using reasonable and informative warning labels. If they fail to do this and people are injured, the manufacturers and distributors must be held accountable. Unfortunately, many companies continue failing the public by not properly disclosing this information.

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A good attorney will ensure that your best interests are taken into account. They will make sure you meet important deadlines, give you a clear understanding of your legal rights, and supply trusted expert witnesses to support your case.

At Lee Injury Law, we specialize in working with victims who have been harmed by these companies. We are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you receive maximum compensation for your losses.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after using a talc-based product, call Lee Injury Law for a free consultation at (803) 500-000

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