Asbestos in talc can increase the risk of mesothelioma

January 29, 2020 By Melissa Soria

Did you know that asbestos in talc can increase the risk of mesothelioma? Talc is used in food processing, and to make some supplements, pharmaceutical pills, gum, and rice. Consumer groups have also found it in crayons and children’s toys. Talc is also used in many cosmetics: lipstick, mascara, face powder, blush, eye shadow, and foundation.