Time Magazine Highlights Talc Asbestos Connection
When all other sources of asbestos contamination are eliminated, what remains has to be it no matter how improbable.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Time magazine is an iconic American publication with a well-earned reputation for providing truthful and insightful analysis of the pressing issues of the day. So respected is the magazine that one could say that the issue that they choose to highlight is one of, if not the most important that the public's attention should be focused on. Millions of Americans rely on their summary of interviews of experts that weigh in with their test results and opinions on matters that shape the world or impact the health of all Americans and the magazine has recently featured cover stories on Johnson's Baby Powder Talc, another iconic truly American product that mothers have relied on for a century to provide health and comfort to their babies at diaper changing time, several times per day. Last October, Time reported on an issue of national importance ... that being Johnson's Baby Powder having been contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos all these years. Millions of Americans were exposed to this carcinogen every. Talcum powder cancer lawsuit attorneys helping families nationally and offer a free no obligation consultation before filing a lawsuit claim.
Time reports that thousands of plaintiffs suing Johnson & Johnson alleging that inhaling Johnson's Baby Powder caused their cancer now have more convincing evidence that Johnson's Baby Powder and hundreds of other popular, well-known cosmetics brands may cause cancer when used as directed. Time writes: "A new 33-patient case study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides some of the strongest proof yet that exposure to asbestos-tainted talcum powder may cause malignant mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer that affects tissues lining internal organs." The study was co-authored by Jacqueline Moline, professor of occupational medicine, epidemiology, and prevention at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health. Moline has served as a plaintiff expert witness in talcum powder trials. Plaintiffs have also called other expert witnesses that have used accredited talc/asbestos testing methods to testify that they have found asbestos in unopened samples of Johnson's Baby Powder they procured from internet collectors. Because mesothelioma is caused exclusively from inhaling asbestos fibers it can be inferred that using baby powder consistently for decades the plaintiff's primary source of asbestos exposure. Biopsies of cancerous lung tissue can further reinforce the findings of talc, asbestos, and other health-damaging mineral fibers being present.
Asbestos was popularized throughout the media in the early 1970s as being carcinogenic and cause for concern as the dusty, gray material was sprayed liberally onto the often-exposed inner walls and ceilings government buildings for decades as insulation. Consequently, government workers may have a harder time proving that Johnson's Baby Powder was the sole source of their asbestos exposure having breathed asbestos in their workplace. The 33-person study was comprised of individuals with mesothelioma that did not have other occasions to be exposed to asbestos either in their homes or workplace, and isolated their baby powder use as the source of potential asbestos exposure. According to Time, "The authors broke out in particular detail the cases of six individuals, all of whom underwent tissue testing that showed fibers consistent with the type of asbestos found in cosmetic talc, but not in things like building supplies and insulation. Some of these people used products containing talcum powder daily for decades. Everything points to cosmetic talc being the cause, Moline says."