STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

U.S. House Subcommittee Schedules Public Hearing on Health Risks of Carcinogens in Consumer Products

WASHINGTON –– The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy has scheduled a public hearing to examine the public health risks of carcinogens in consumer products, at which time it will look at the scientific evidence of health risks from long-term use of consumer products containing talc and federal regulatory framework over consumer products.

The hearing will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m., according to the notice.

The notice explained that on March 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed that it had detected asbestos in samples collected from Claire’s and ...

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