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Event Title
Public Meeting on Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc
February 4, 2020

Date:
February 4, 2020
Time:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ET

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.

The meeting included discussions of key topics, such as:

  • a federal interagency working group’s preliminary recommendations related to terminology and definitions of asbestos and other EMPs of health concern; and
  • scientific data and information related to methodologies, terminology and criteria that can be used in the development of standardized testing methods to improve sensitivity, consistency, and inter-laboratory concurrence of asbestos testing.

Recordings & Transcript

Contact Information

For general questions about the meeting, contact Denise Hodge, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Dr. (HFS-125), College Park, Md. 20740, phone: 301-796-7739, email: TalcMeeting@fda.hhs.gov.

Commenting

You may view electronically submitted comments on https://www.regulations.gov/ in docket folder FDA-2020-N-0025.

Additional Information


Event Materials

Title File Type/Size
Executive Summary: Preliminary Recommendations on Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Consumer Products Containing Talc pdf (106.23 KB)
Biographies: Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc Public Meeting Speakers and Panelists pdf (127.88 KB)
Agenda: Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc Public Meeting pdf (183.70 KB)
Speaker Presentation: Overview of Issues for Talc-Containing Cosmetic Products by Linda M. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. from FDA (February 4, 2020) pptx (1.46 MB)
Speaker Presentation: Wrap-up and Next Steps by Linda M. Katz, M.D, M.P.H. from FDA (February 4, 2020) pptx (1.42 MB)
Speaker Presentation: Interagency Working Group on Asbestos in Consumer Products (IWGACP) Overview by Deborah C. Smegal, M.P.H. from FDA (February 4, 2020) pptx (625.34 KB)
Speaker Presentation: Recommendations from the IWGACP - Terminology and Definitions of Mineral Fibers of Concern in Talc by Paul C. Howard, Ph.D. from FDA (February 4, 2020) pptx (3.48 MB)
Speaker Presentation: Recommendations from the IWGACP - Analytical Methods for Detecting Mineral Fibers of Concern in Talc and Talc-Containing Consumer Products by Paul C. Howard, Ph.D. from FDA (February 4, 2020) pptx (4.38 MB)
Speaker Presentation: Recommendations from the IWGACP - Content and Format of Analytical Reports, and Recap of Overall Preliminary Recommendations by Steven M. Wolfgang, Ph.D. from FDA (February 4, 2020) pptx (6.88 MB)
Speaker Presentation: Mineral Fibers in the Lung - Exposure and Toxicity by Christopher P. Weis, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (February 4, 2020) pptx (5.69 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Andre Nel, University of California, Los Angeles (February 4, 2020) pdf (71.88 KB)
Commenter Presentation: Bryan Bandli, RJ Lee Group (February 4, 2020) pdf (2.27 MB)
Commenter Presentation: David Egilman, Never Again Consulting (February 4, 2020) pptx (6.66 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Diana Zuckerman, National Center for Health Research (February 4, 2020) pptx (2.32 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Eric Chatfield, Chatfield Technical Consulting Limited (February 4, 2020) pptx (233.69 KB)
Commenter Presentation: Frank Ehrenfeld, International Asbestos Testing Laboratories (February 4, 2020) pptx (1.37 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Jeniffer Carson, CmBG3 Law LLC (February 4, 2020) pptx (132.54 KB)
Commenter Presentation: John Godleski, John J. Godleski MD PLLC (February 4, 2020) pptx (21.23 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Laura Plunkett, Integrative Biostrategies LLC (February 4, 2020) pptx (678.70 KB)
Commenter Presentation: Leigh O’Dell, Beasley Allen Law Firm (February 4, 2020) pptx (2.90 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Mark Ellis, Industrial Minerals Association (February 4, 2020) pdf (1.28 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Mickey Gunter, University of Idaho (February 4, 2020) pptx (14.26 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Robyn Ray, EMSL Analytical Inc (February 4, 2020) ms-powerpoint (12.30 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group (February 4, 2020) pptx (13.10 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Sean Fitzgerald, Scientific Analytical Institute (February 4, 2020) pdf (16.84 MB)
Commenter Presentation: Steven Compton, MVA Scientific Consultant (February 4, 2020) pptx (9.49 MB)
Commenter Presentation: William Longo, MAS LLC (February 4, 2020) pdf (2.12 MB)
Speaker Presentation: Mineral Fibers of Potential Concern in Talc - Geology and Mineralogy by Bradley S. Van Gosen from the United States Geological Survey (February 4, 2020) pdf (12.72 MB)
Transcript of the Public Meeting on Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc - 02/04/2020 - 02/04/2020 pdf (7.33 MB)