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Mesothelioma-Causing Asbestos Found in Children's Products

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Children's toys imported from China have positively tested for asbestos, the substance responsible for mesothelioma, an incurable cancer.

AUSTIN, Texas - Jan. 16, 2019 - Amzeal -- National retail chain Claire's has recalled a number of its makeup products after they tested positive for asbestos, the notorious substance whose fibers cause mesothelioma and other illnesses.
In 2015, mesothelioma-causing asbestos was found in several brands of children's crayons and toy crime scene investigation kits.
In 2007, mesothelioma-causing asbestos was found in a toy fingerprint kit branded from the television show CSI.
In 2000, mesothelioma-causing asbestos was found in crayons made with talc.

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Talc and asbestos are often found together in geologic formations. In many places, talc deposits are contaminated with asbestos.
Asbestos can be lethal or non-lethal - called non-asbestiform. Toxic asbestos fibers can result in asbestosis, a respiratory disease, or in mesothelioma, an incurable and aggressive cancer.
There are three types of mesothelioma: pleural mesothelioma (in the lungs), peritoneal mesothelioma (in the abdomen), and testicular mesothelioma.
Symptoms of mesothelioma often do not occur for years after exposure. About 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.

Eric Sistenbaum

Source: Understandmeso.com
Filed Under: Science

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