Is it possible that there could be asbestos in your cosmetics? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is, there has been and continues to be asbestos in a number of personal products, cosmetics and households in Toronto. This may come as a surprise to many consumers, who may assume that all cosmetics are completely safe for use and have undergone asbestos testing in Toronto.
A Brief Note On Asbestos
Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment. Asbestos was used in the past to make some types of building materials and insulation and in some types of fireproofing and insulation. The use of asbestos has decreased significantly over the last thirty years due to health issues discovered in relation to asbestos exposure. Asbestos removal in Toronto is a popular service offered by Inch by Inch Inspections due to the prevalence of asbestos found in older Toronto homes.
The Prevalence Of Asbestos In 2022
The reality is that asbestos was commonly used in cosmetic production for many years because of its strong binding properties. Recent reports in the past few years have revealed that asbestos can be found in some makeup products. Research has shown that hair dye and eye makeup such as eyeliner, mascara and foundation might contain traces of the once-feared chemical. Companies have been warned to stop importing talc from china because it contains a high risk for people to have contact with asbestos fibres.
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The Main Cause
It is estimated that over 2000 products sold in North America contain some form of asbestos, making asbestos testing in Toronto a necessary service. Asbestos can be found in makeup in the form of talc, which is often used as a skin exfoliant and added to skin and hair products such as makeup, face powders and hair spray. It can also be found in eye shadow and even nail polish.
Where Asbestos Is Found in 2022
Although asbestos is no longer used in manufacturing, asbestos testing in Toronto commonly discover asbestos in the walls, floors, and ceilings of many homes built before 1990. Asbestos is a very durable material that has been used in thousands of products over the years because it is an effective insulator and fire retardant. In its raw state, it looks like thin strands of a hair.
You can find it in:
- Ventilation ducts
- Vinyl tiles
- Vermiculate Insulation
- Textured Paints
- Popcorn ceilings
The threat to your health from the presence of asbestos is why Inch By Inch Insulation recommends scheduling asbestos testing and asbestos removal services in Toronto before beginning any home renovation on an older Toronto home. Reach out to Inch By Inch today to schedule an appointment.
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