Johnson & Johnson Knew They Were Poisoning Women
It may not be enough to hold Johnson & Johnson responsible for ovarian cancer and mesothelioma deaths of millions of Americans as the FDA looked the other way
Monday, March 29, 2021 - It is anyone's guess how Johnson & Johnson was able to influence the cosmetics committee to look the other way when it comes to adopting stricter asbestos testing of the company's talc supply. Some say that the committee was seeded with Johnson & Johnson pensioners to promote the company's desire to avoid stricter asbestos testing protocols. Even today, the FDA does not think it has the authority to demand stricter uniform testing of talc used in the beauty, health, and baby care industries despite testing and finding asbestos in bottles of Johnson's Baby Powder purchased from Walmart, CVS, and Rite Aid. Women with ovarian cancer are coming forward every day and contacting Johnson's Baby Powder Cancer lawyers to file a claim.
The FDA does not require cosmetics companies that want to sell their products to Americans, to have them tested, nor are the products tested once on the market, yet they claim that they regulate the cosmetics industry. "FDA regulates cosmetics under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Under this law, cosmetics must not be adulterated or misbranded. ... If you manufacture or market cosmetics, you have a legal responsibility for the safety and labeling of your products," according to the FDA.
A lack of effort on behalf of government lawmakers has allowed Johnson & Johnson to mislead consumers and tell American mothers that they should dust their baby with talc they knew contained asbestos. I can think of no more deadly a talc/asbestos delivery system than the squeeze or shake bottle that Johnson & Johnson chose to package the product. Shaking baby powder causes an inhalable cloud of dust for a child and mother to inhale several times per day during diaper changes. Thousands of people with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma have filed suit that claims they had no other exposure to asbestos at work or at home other than using Johnsons Baby Powder every day. Judges have instructed jurors that "Johnson & Johnson acted out of a profit-driven self-interest and exercised a willful disregard for public safety." Reuters has incriminated the company by uncovering documents that show executives knew they were poisoning infants. "J&J didn't tell the FDA that at least three tests by three different labs from 1972 to 1975 had found asbestos in its talc - in one case at levels reported as rather high."
Experts believe that the next move will be for Johnson & Johnson to expand on the $100 million settlement offer that was offered to 1000 plaintiffs with ovarian cancer that are suing the company. The company has been hit with a series of jury awards in the hundreds of millions of dollars. They have set aside $4 billion this year to settle or pay Johnson's baby powder asbestos/cancer cases. Settling all baby powder cancer cases currently against the could cost over 10 billion and take years.