Asbestos Found In Popular Tween Makeup Products

Asbestos in makeup

An Official Recall May Follow.

Justice, a popular tween retail chain, stopped selling their makeup product “Just Shine Shimmer Powder”, after an investigation revealed four heavy metals and asbestos in the makeup powder.

The investigation was done by WTVD in collaboration with the Scientific Analytical Institute in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sean Fitzgerald, the director of the research institution, reported that tremolite asbestos fibers were found in the makeup. These fibers present a serious threat, staying in the bottom of the lungs for decades if inhaled by young teens or tweens. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and its inhalation can cause mesothelioma and other dangerous diseases, taking up to 20 years after asbestos exposure for malignant mesothelioma to develop.

Although there has not been an official recall of Just Shine Shimmer Powder, it is no longer for sale while Justice undertakes an independent investigation. The FDA considers it unacceptable for cosmetic talc to be contaminated with asbestos, therefore an official recall may follow.

Companies have a legal responsibility to sell products that are safe and appropriately labeled, and failing to do so or alert consumers of asbestos contaminated talc could make the company liable in court.

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