Korean talc asbestos scare

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Authority under fire bans cosmetic and pharmaceutical talc-containing products

South Korea’s cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries are suffering the fall-out from public anger and an authority’s response, already deemed an overreaction, to a perceived concern of asbestos-containing talc being used in certain products.

The upshot is that some 1,122 cosmetic and drug items (including baby powders...

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