The hearing, which begins at 10am, will be held at Rayburn House Office Building in Washington.
Witnesses include Dr. Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Scott Fabe , vice president of government affairs, Environmental Working Group; and Marvin Salter, the son of a deceased ovarian cancer patient.
On Feb. 21, 2019, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued subpoenas in an investigation of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder.
On March 5, 2019, the FDA confirmed that it detected asbestos in product samples collected from Claire’s and Justice retailers marketed to children.
In the wake of these findings, the FDA issued a statement urging cosmetic firms to “take responsible steps to voluntarily register their products and list ingredients, including talc, used in their products via the FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program.”
You can watch the committtee hearing through You Tube here.