Talc, or talcum powder, is a key ingredient in cosmetic makeup. There are concerns over its safety because of its potential to be tainted with asbestos, a toxic mineral. Lawsuits against talc manufacturers have been filed by those alleging the contaminated talc caused their illnesses.
Chemical hair straightener lawsuits claim that the straighteners made by L’Oreal and other companies can cause uterine cancer and other health issues. According to lawsuits, manufacturers failed to warn that their products could increase the risk of uterine cancer, breast cancer, fibroids and endometriosis.