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Company pulls products due to exposure to toxic a substance

Georgia parents with young girls may be familiar with a retailer named Claire's. The retail chain sells numerous products, including makeup. Parents allow their young girls to play with the makeup not necessarily knowing what the ingredients are. One mother in another state was concerned and had the products tested. The results indicated that her daughter, and countless others who used the products in question, suffered exposure to a toxic substance -- tremolite asbestos.

Why this known human carcinogen was in the 17 products now pulled from the popular retailer is not yet known. What is known is that any exposure to asbestos can have serious health ramifications in the future. Asbestos is known to cause a rare and deadly cancer called mesothelioma. A representative of Claire's says the products were pulled as a precautionary measure while an investigation is conducted.

In the meantime, other parents may need to know that these products contain this harmful substance. The Environmental Protection Agency has strict regulations regarding the use of asbestos. In fact, most uses have been outlawed. It would stand to reason that the federal government would never approve of asbestos being used as an ingredient in children's makeup.

Even if the asbestos got into the makeup by accident, the manufacturer remains responsible for it. Georgia parents may want to find out if the makeup they purchased for their young girls at this retailer was pulled from the shelves. Thereafter, it may be a good idea to consult with an attorney regarding their rights and possible legal options in connection with their children's potential exposure to a toxic substance that could have significant health ramifications in the future.

Source:, "Asbestos-laced kids' makeup pulled from Claire's shelves", Dec. 24, 2017

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