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Imerys Talc has made every effort to ensure that information provided on the Imerys Talc website is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, there may be inadvertent and occasional errors for which Imerys Talc Group apologises.

Imerys Talc makes no representations or warranties about the information provided on its website or via hypertext links or any other item used either directly or indirectly from Imerys Talc's website and reserves the right to make changes and corrections at any time, without notice. By accessing this website, you agree that Imerys Talc will not be liable for any inaccuracies or omissions or any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages or losses, or any other damages or losses of whatsoever kind resulting from whatever cause through the use of any information obtained either directly or indirectly from or through Imerys Talcs’s website and any decisions based on such information are the sole responsibility of the visitor.

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The health and safety effects of talc

In industrial situations, talc powders may generate dust if inappropriately handled or processed. However, extensive research has shown talc to have an "inert" dust effect, not a toxic effect. Occupational exposure limits to dust are legally implemented throughout Europe, North America and in many other countries. Worker exposure at our operations is well within these limits.

Imerys has been commended by WHO for its contribution to epidemiological studies on talc and its health effects

In addition to the analytical testing performed on our orebodies, the health of our mill workers has been closely monitored for over 50 years through a series of independent European Epidemiological studies. In fact, employees from our Italian, French and Austrian operations constitute the largest data record base in the world. All of these studies have concluded that there was no excess of lung cancer or any other type of cancer amongst these populations. This independent research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and Imerys has been commended by the World Health Organization for its contribution to these studies.

Occupational exposure to talc has not been listed as a known or suspected human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the National Toxicity Program (NTP), the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the American Congress of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and the European Community DG XI Working Group.

Imerys supplies customers with material safety data sheets for its products. These contain detailed information about the composition of the talc product as well as handling, safety and disposal procedures as required by National and European Directives.

Visit the Eurotalc website for more details about the health and safety of talc.