Public Meeting on Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc

FDA held a public meeting on testing methods for asbestos in talc and cosmetic products containing talc on February 4, 2020 at the FDA White Oak Campus (10903 New Hampshire Ave, The Great Room, Building 31, Silver Spring, Md. 20993).

The purpose of the public meeting was to discuss and obtain scientific data and information on topics related to testing methodologies, terminology, and criteria that can be applied to characterize and measure asbestos and other potentially harmful elongate mineral particles (EMPs) that may be present as contaminants in talc and consumer products, including cosmetics, containing talc as an ingredient.

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