For Immediate Release: December 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — December 1, 2020 — Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization President’s Statement on new Environmental Working Group study on Asbestos Contamination in Talc-Based Cosmetics.

“The recent Environmental Working Group (EWG) study, “Asbestos Contamination in Talc-Based Cosmetics: An Invisible Cancer Risk”, confirms that asbestos remains a deadly threat in cosmetics. Without a ban, asbestos will continue to plague Americans in homes, schools, workplaces, and on consumer shelves.

Every year, we bury nearly 40,000 Americans who die from mesothelioma, lung and ovarian cancer, asbestosis, and many other asbestos-related diseases while imports and use continue. This year, the U.S. is on track to import more raw chrysotile asbestos than in 2019. We are so close to banning asbestos, and keeping our consumers, workers, and every American safe from this lethal carcinogen. It’s time for Congress to bring the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (H.R. 1603 and S. 717) to the floor for a vote.”


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