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Crayons Tested Positive for Asbestos

Recently, dangerous levels of asbestos were found in popular brands of crayons sold by Amazon.com, Dollar Tree, and other stores. Exposure to asbestos, a toxic mineral, has been known to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer if inhaled or digested. According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund, 36 packs of Playskool crayons were procured from a Dollar Tree store...

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Are Your Talc-Based Dietary Supplements Safe?

Many of us look to supplements to either improve or maintain good health and, while many dietary supplements on the market are proven safe and effective, the majority of them lack evidence to support any such claims. In an article published by ConsumerLab.com, safety issues regarding talc-based dietary supplements came into question since talc is prone to asbestos contamination. Unfortunately,...

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