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South Korea recalls cosmetics contaminated with asbestos

SEOUL, April 7, 2009 (AFP) - A South Korean safety watchdog said Tuesday it
has banned a local cosmetics company from selling five products which used raw
materials contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos.

The products from L’Ocean cosmetics company including face powder and
make-up base were being taken off the shelves, the Korea Food and Drug
Administration said.

The products were made using talcum powder imported from China, which was
found to have been contaminated with asbestos, it said in a statement.

The agency last Thursday announced that it had found asbestos in baby
powder made by eight manufacturers. It banned their sale and ordered a recall.

Asbestos can cause lung cancer when inhaled.

readers' comments
Alas! HOW did they manage to get to the moon without something spontaneously combusting!
Posted by magickenfly on Wed, 8 Apr 2009 at 13:53 PM
and china strikes again, with contaminated goods!
Posted by yusaziz90 on Wed, 8 Apr 2009 at 11:28 AM

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