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What’s in your kids’ makeup? Asbestos recalls prompt regulation questions

Excerpt from the Guardian

June 2019 | By Lauren Zanolli

Health advocates and the FDA say the extent of contamination of the cancer-causing material in cosmetics remains unknown, with no laws requiring testing

“It is appalling that it’s perfectly legal to sell kids makeup in this country contaminated with asbestos – a known human carcinogen,” Janet Nudelman, director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, said via email. “I don’t know what’s worse – asbestos in kids’ products or the fact that the FDA can’t do anything about it.”

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