Asbestos includes fibrous serpentine (chrysotile asbestos) and fibrous amphibole (lanambolite asbestos, anthophyllite asbestos, tremolite asbestos, actinolite asbestos and masbethite asbestos) silicate minerals. Asbestos is a kind of natural mineral fiber, which is not harmful in itself. The biggest hazard comes from its dust. When these fine dusts are inhaled into the human body, they will adhere to and deposit in the lungs, causing lung diseases. Asbestos has been recognized as a carcinogen by the International Institute for Research on Cancer. Talc is buried in the ground as a mineral along with serpentine, which contains asbestos, so it often contains a natural form of asbestos. Therefore, cosmetics added with talcum powder raw materials need to detect asbestos. Countries have zero tolerance for asbestos, with an explicit requirement that it should not be detected.
Talc has many uses in the cosmetics industry. Its chemical makeup makes it useful for absorbing moisture, such as sweat, as well as preventing caking and improving the feel of products. Dozens of common cosmetic products today contain talc, including:
The determination of asbestos in powdered cosmetics and its raw materials is carried out by combining X-ray diffraction measurement and polarizing microscope observation. First, use X-ray diffractometer to measure to confirm whether it contains certain asbestos, and then, for those designated as "contains Some kind of asbestos" sample, and then verify and observe it with a polarizing microscope to confirm whether it is fibrous asbestos.
We can use polarized light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy to accurately test samples.
CD Formulation can provide you with asbestos testing of cosmetics and can analyze any asbestos fibers or asbestos-like particles found in cosmetic products. If you need cosmetics tested for asbestos, you can make your specific request online at the CD Formulation website. We can arrange a professional manager to contact you within 72 hours and confirm your project specific needs. Then after evaluation by our internal professional team, we will provide you with a quotation with competitive advantages in the industry for your reference. And also, according to your sample arrival time, we can arrange testing and issue a complete testing report at the fastest speed.
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