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Investigation Suggests Johnson & Johnson Targeted Minority Women for Talc Sales

Once beloved as a “family company,” Johnson & Johnson (J&J) now finds itself fending off lawsuits and allegations that suggest this particular family member might be one you don’t invite to holiday gatherings.Consumer trust of the corporation has taken a hit since 2006...

New Study Lends More Proof to Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

A new study published on September 22, 2020, in Gynecologic Oncology further reinforces the association between the talc in baby powder and ovarian cancer.In the study, Kurt E. Johnson, Anastas Popratiloff, Yuwei Fan, Sandra McDonald, and John J. Godleski measured the physical attributes,...

BASF and Law Firm Will Pay $72.5 Million for 30 Years of Hiding Talc-Asbestos Evidence

The curtains have closed on a cloak-and-dagger routine allegedly performed by chemical giant BASF SE and their legal team.According to Bloomberg, lawyers from Cahill, Gordon & Reindel LLP will divvy up a joint settlement with BASF to resolve claims that the two groups...

New Study Confirms Link Between Cosmetic Talc Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Certain cosmetic talc products test positive for asbestos, a contaminant known to cause mesothelioma. A study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine underscores the link between cosmetic talc and this rare form of cancer.Researchers studied 64 females and 11 males who...

Revlon Named in Mesothelioma Lawsuit for Talcum Powder Product Jean Nate

For years, Johnson & Johnson has occupied the spotlight on talc mesothelioma lawsuits. Now, the mega-corporation shares some of this public attention with cosmetics industry giant Revlon.On February 25, 2020, Laura and Edward McDaniel filed a lawsuit in which they claim that Mrs. McDaniel’s father’s employment...

After Decades of Denial, J&J Recalls Baby Powder Because of Asbestos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently discovered asbestos fibers after testing a sample of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder that had been purchased from an online retailer. This has led to the recall of a single lot of the product – and the news could not have come at...

Talc Cancer Risk Spreads to Popular Cosmetics

As Johnson & Johnson continues to fight allegations that the talc in its Baby Powder contains cancer-causing asbestos, two cosmetics manufacturers have issued voluntary recalls of popular products in which recent FDA testing revealed asbestos contamination.According to a recent FDA notification, the products in question...

Scientists Discover the Possible Cause of Talc-Related Ovarian Cancer

A study recently published in the journal Reproductive Sciences has found the possible mechanism by which talc exposure causes ovarian cancer. A great deal of research over the years has established a link between talc and ovarian cancer – but association by itself does not mean causation. Thanks to the efforts...

J&J’s Baby Powder Ads Targeted Minority and Overweight Women

According to internal company documents, Johnson & Johnson marketing campaigns for Baby Powder and Shower to Shower were focused primarily on women who were African-American, Hispanic, and/or overweight. Current lawsuits allege that the talc contained in these products was the reason plaintiffs developed cancer.Last December, a...

Johnson & Johnson Internal Documents Reveal Company’s Knowledge Of Cancer Causing Talc Powder

Via America’s Lawyer: For more than 30 years, Johnson & Johnson knew that their talcum powder contained asbestos fibers, but they never once warned consumers about the dangers. Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOCOjwucnMQTranscript: