Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC
We can help. Call today: 866-594-8765

Asbestos exposure a concern for South Carolina parents, others

Most parents of preteens and teenagers in South Carolina and beyond have heard of or have visited Claire's and/or Justice jewelry stores. Bangles, earrings, cool clothing and cosmetics are all available. However, news headlines say consumers may also be getting something else with their purchases: asbestos exposure.

Both stores sell cosmetics, including glittery powders, eye-shadow and other products meant to be applied directly onto the skin. Last year, asbestos, a dangerous combination of microscopic fibers, was found in Justice's shimmer powder products. More recently, an entire line of cosmetic products at Claire's reportedly tested positive for asbestos; the store has denied the claim but has pulled all products in question from its shelves while an investigation continues.

A senior vice president for an environmental group stated that companies are still permitted to manufacture goods containing asbestos for sale throughout the nation. The rule is that the level of asbestos must be less than 1 percent. This may surprise many consumers, especially parents of children who use cosmetics, since no level of exposure to asbestos is thought to be safe.

A spokesperson for a website that advocates for nontoxic health and beauty products said total label transparency is needed in the United States, so consumers can make informed decisions about the cosmetics and other products they are using on their bodies. Any parent, worker or consumer in South Carolina who wishes to discuss a particular asbestos exposure problem can reach out for support. Such situations often lead to litigation when people contract serious illnesses in connection with asbestos exposure and certain parties are deemed responsible for their suffering.

Source: goop.com, "Asbestos in Makeup For Kids Is Legal-and Totally Happening in this Country", Accessed on April 21, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
AV Preeminent
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News | 2018
2015 Top Ranked Law Firms AV Preeminent
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC 2018 - Recognized by Best Lawyers
Email Us For A Response

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with mesothelioma? Contact RPWB for help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Mount Pleasant Office
1037 Chuck Dawley Boulevard Building A
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Toll Free: 866-594-8765
Phone: 843-410-3956
Fax: 843-216-6509
Mount Pleasant Law Office Map

Edwardsville Office
Mark Twain Plaza II 103 West Vandalia Street Suite 212
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Toll Free: 866-594-8765
Phone: 843-410-3956
Fax: 843-216-6509
Edwardsville Law Office Map

Charleston Office
174 East Bay Street P.O. Box 879
Charleston, SC 29402

Toll Free: 866-594-8765
Phone: 843-410-3956
Fax: 843-216-6509
Charleston Law Office Map

Barnwell Office
1730 Jackson Street P.O.Box 1368
Barnwell, SC 29812

Toll Free: 866-594-8765
Phone: 843-410-3956
Fax: 843-216-6509
Barnwell Law Office Map

Aiken Office
623 Richland Ave W
Aiken, SC 29801

Phone: 803-541-9625
Fax: 843-216-6509
Aiken Law Office Map

Columbia Office
2700 Middleburg Dr #220d
Columbia, SC 29204

Phone: 803-541-7850
Fax: 843-216-6509
Columbia Law Office Map