Claire’s denies asbestos in its cosmetics; researcher stands by results

AT CENTER,, a fiber of asbestos 15 microns long by .5 microns wide, allegedly found in the blue glitter of Claire's Aqua Glitter purchased in Providence. / COURTESY SAI
AT CENTER,, a fiber of asbestos 15 microns long by .5 microns wide, allegedly found in the blue glitter of Claire's Aqua Glitter purchased in Providence. / COURTESY SAI
PROVIDENCE — Claire’s says two unidentified labs found no asbestos in their cosmetics, but the researcher of Scientific Analytical Institute lab in Greensboro, N.C. who reported it stands by his tests showing the cancer-causing substance in 12 of the retailer’s products sold in nine cities, including Providence, pointing to electron microscope photos he used in…

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