Asbestos has been found in Claire’s eye shadow, highlighting a disturbing ‘black hole’ in beauty-product safety

The US Food and Drug Administration barely regulates the cosmetics industry: just 11 ingredients are forbidden in cosmetic products in the US. In Europe, more than 1,300 compounds are barred.  The retail chain Claire’s came under fire last week after asbestos, a known cancer causer, was found in eye shadow and foundation sold there.  But experts say the Claire’s discovery is part a larger issue: the US beauty industry is not subject to many

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