Asbestos: Why is the cosmetics industry not taking responsibility?

Thousands of lawsuits and billions of pounds in compensation later, the dangers of asbestos in talc-containing cosmetics are now firmly in the public eye. But the talc industry remains notoriously shrouded, with disagreements and contestations at every turn. Here, Cosmetics Business investigates why the picture surrounding the natural mineral is so muddied and serious questions remain unanswered

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