Johnson & Johnson's Discontinuation of Selling Baby Powder is Sparking Concern From Women and Mothers
The word that Johnson's Baby Powder may contain asbestos, a known carcinogen is slowly permeating through mainstream and online social media
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - Johnson & Johnson has earned billions of dollars selling their iconic Johnson's Baby Powder and women are concerned that discontinuing sales of their best-selling products in the best market in the world, could be a sign that the company knows something is very wrong with the product. Over the past several years word has slowly gotten out that cosmetic talc, the natural, soft, absorbent rock mineral that is the core ingredient in Johnson's Baby Powder as well as thousands of women's cosmetic brands, may be contaminated with asbestos, a carcinogenic mineral that is mined adjacent to talc around the world, and cause cancer. About 16,000 women have lawsuits pending claiming that the lifelong use of Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene caused them to develop ovarian cancer. Talcum powder cancer lawsuits are handled by top national attorneys offering a no obligation, free consultation before filing a claim.
The case for Johnson's Baby Powder causes ovarian cancer was given a boost by an appeals court judge that recently denied Johnson & Johnson's attempt to overturn a verdict in favor of 22 plaintiffs with Baby Powder ovarian cancer. The judge upheld the jury award, reducing it in half to $2.1 billion or roughly $100 million per plaintiff. A Federal Judge also ruled in favor of future plaintiffs suing the company by overruling Johnson & Johnson's challenge of the plaintiff expert witness testing methods. A plaintiff's attorney told Reuters, "We're very pleased. The decision states, in a nutshell, that plaintiffs' general causation experts are going to be able to testify that talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer."
Around five thousand additional cases are pending where plaintiffs claim to inhale Johnson's Baby Powder talc dust regularly caused them to develop mesothelioma, a scaring of the lining of the lungs that leads to suffocation. Mesothelioma was first suspected of causing mesothelioma around fifty years ago when the condition started to take the lives of miners of the mineral, as well as the lives of the residents and workers in the neighborhoods and nearby communities. It is no stretch of reasoning to assume that asbestos also contaminated the nearby talc mines.
Concerned mothers and women, in general, are right in being concerned that Johnson's Baby Powder and their talc-based cosmetic products may lead to cancer. Cancer has a 10-20 year latency period so it is critical to make an informed decision immediately. The online publication World of Buzz reports that several highly-respected US Government healthy safety watchdog organizations think that talc may cause serious, life-threatening health problems. WOB reports "The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have warned that frequent inhalation of talc might cause harm to the lungs such as talcosis. The EU has completely banned talc from cosmetic products due to health and safety concerns."
Women are urged to replace the cosmetic products they use that contain talc with those that are made from organic cornstarch, a cheaper, healthier, and safer alternative.