A popular young YouTube star and celebrity babysitter recently had her children’s-makeup line pulled from store shelves after testing by the Food and Drug Administration confirmed the products are contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos fibers. The FDA took to Twitter to announce, “Today, the FDA is releasing new results from its continued testing of cosmetic products for asbestos & is warning consumers to not use 2 additional products that have tested positive for asbestos & have been recalled.”
The FDA urged parents to be on the lookout for the makeup kits, which contain candy colored eyeshadow palette, two lip glosses, and nail polish, and has been on sale since March 2018 at Claire’s retail stores. The move comes just a few months after Claire’s was forced to recall other makeup products after media investigations found those makeup lines also contained asbestos and other toxic substances.
Asbestos is a deadly cancer-causing mineral once used in a variety of industrial, commercial, and military applications because of its heat-resistant properties and ability to be molded into almost any shape to fit the job. While the federal government has heavily regulated asbestos since the 1980s to the point that is still used, thousands of people suffer the after-effects of asbestos exposure every year.
Although it is almost common knowledge that asbestos exposure has serious and often deadly consequences, consumers and ordinary workers were ignorant to its effects for many years while employers and manufacturing companies knew the truth. Despite understanding asbestos had adverse health consequences for decades, companies continued to manufacture and use asbestos-laden products to the detriment of innocent victims.
One of the most serious consequences of asbestos exposure is developing a rare and deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma. The disease typically affects the thin lining of tissue surrounding vital organs like the heart, lungs, and abdomen, but can quickly spread to other parts of the body. Complicating matters is the fact that the disease has a latency period of 20 to 50 years, leaving patients with diminished treatment options by the time a doctor makes a diagnosis.
Even though nothing can undo the harm caused by a mesothelioma cancer diagnosis, the law gives victims and their families the right to file asbestos lawsuits in a court of law to hold negligent parties accountable for their indifference to public safety. By filing a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit, plaintiffs can recover compensation for their lost wages, medical bills, and the pain and suffering of living through the disease and discomfort associated with it. In the event the victim passes away before a lawsuit is filed or goes to court, surviving family members are generally allowed to continue the claim on the estate’s behalf.
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