While asbestos is not an intended ingredient of talcum powder products, asbestos fibers have been known to contaminate those products during the manufacturing stage. In turn, there have been cases of mesothelioma caused by asbestos in talcum powder.
Asbestos and talc are often found in the same mineral deposits, which means that asbestos can contaminate talc during the mining process.
Once the talc has been contaminated with asbestos, it has the potential to cause mesothelioma in those using the product made with the asbestos-contaminated or asbestos-infused talc.
Researchers found that during a normal talcum powder application, asbestos fibers had the potential to be released into the air and inhaled.
The bottom line is that if a person is exposed to asbestos fibers by means of using certain talcum powder products, those asbestos exposures can cause or contribute to development of mesothelioma.
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