Experts Point To Likely Talc Asbestos Contamination
There is no doubt as to talc asbestos cross-contamination at the source where both are mined.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Johnson's Baby Powder major talc supplier Imreys Inc., filed for bankruptcy protection last year after massive punitive jury awards and the probability of many more to come threatened to put the company out of business. Imreys' strategy of settling with plaintiffs was counter to that of Johnson & Johnson which took their chances in court and won about half of the ovarian cancer cases brought against them, mostly by having verdicts against them overturned on geographic administrative grounds. Plaintiffs from other states sought to have their cases heard in plaintiff-friendly Missouri where punitive damages are shared. Understanding the mining process that Imreys uses to gather talc from the ground and the proximity of open-pit asbestos mines is of prime importance to knowing how talc gets contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen that causes mesothelioma when inhaled. Plaintiffs allege that Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powders are contaminated with asbestos, and using them on a regular, life-long basis led to their developing mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer of the lining of the lungs that eventually suffocates its victims to death. Talcum powder cancer lawyers helping people nationwide have a winning track record litigating against big corporations and pharmaceutical companies and offer a free consultation with no obligation to file a claim.
When one consults the experts in the fields of geology, cancer and diseases specific to asbestos it is impossible not to conclude that talc is probably contaminated with the cancer-causing mineral. According to Geology.com, talc and asbestos are mined near one another using open-pit blasting operations. "Talc Mining and Processing - Most talc in the United States is produced from an open-pit mine where the rock is drilled, blasted, and partially crushed in the mining operation. The highest grade ores are produced by selective mining and sorting operations." If you would like to see how asbestos is mined go to https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asbestos%20mine%20blast .
Mesothelioma.com confirms that asbestos and talc are cross-contaminated more often than not. "Because talc is often naturally found near asbestos in the earth, the talc can easily become contaminated by the toxin while being mined. In recent years, this has led to much concern over exposure to contaminated talcum powder products, which have been linked to cases of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer."
Cancer.org also pulls no punches when drawing a straight line from talc to asbestos to cancer. "Because talc is often naturally found near asbestos in the earth, the talc can easily become contaminated by the toxin while being mined. In recent years, this has led to much concern over exposure to contaminated talcum powder products, which have been linked to cases of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer."
Lastly, independent testing of specific talc-based consumer products like women's and teenage girl's makeup and also Johnson's Baby Powder has confirmed finding carcinogenic asbestos fibers, leaving Johnson & Johnson's best defense to an absurdity... blaming the presence of asbestos in their iconic baby powder on an old air conditioner in the room.