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October 25, 1995

Talc and Condoms

Author Affiliations

Mayer Laboratories Inc Oakland, Calif
Southwest Dermatopathology Consultants
Ambulatory Plastic Surgery Center Dallas, Tex

JAMA. 1995;274(16):1269. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530160021024

To the Editor.  —After reviewing the Letter to the Editor by Drs Kasper and Chandler,1 we wish to bring your attention to the fact that no talc products have been used in the manufacturing of Kimono and Sagami lubricated condoms (Sagami, Japan). On January 13, 1995, Mayer Laboratories Inc informed Kasper and Chandler of this fact. However, they apparently did not incorporate this information in the material submitted to JAMA.Mayer Laboratories Inc is the principal US distributor of Kimono and other condoms manufactured by Sagami. We support all efforts to eliminate the use of talc in the manufacturing of latex condoms because there may be pathologic consequences from exposure to talc.

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