Bye Bye Baby Powder: J and J Pulls Talc from US Shelves

Johnson and Johnson will stop selling its previously popular talcum powder in the U.S. and Canada following a wave of legal cases from consumers who have argued that the product contains asbestos-tainted talc and is linked to cancer after prolonged periods of use. In announcing the move, the conglomerate cited waning sales of the product after years of publicity from the lawsuits. [Scroll down to learn about company officials’ knowledge of the risk to the public from asbestos-tainted talc and the resulting lawsuits.]  J and J will now market a cornstarch-based version in North America.

Although it has lost several costly lawsuits, J&J contends its talc-containing powder is safe, and will continue selling it in international markets.

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Other pieces on the topic of the talc-containing baby powder and cancer link:

The Baby Powder Cover Up: Manipulation of Scientific Evidence Helped J&J Cover Up Talc Risks for Decades

Johnson & Johnson Feared Baby Powder’s Possible Asbestos Link for Years

Another Baby Powder-Cancer Verdict Slams Johnson & Johnson

Baby Powder-Cancer Risk Suit Yields Highest Verdict Yet

Jury orders big corporation to pay up for selling toxic feminine hygiene products

Baby Powder-Cancer Link Leads to Another Big Verdict

Talc-Cancer Link Lawsuits Continue

Deadly Cancer-Talcum Powder Link Just Got Stronger

Talcum Powder may Cause Cancer and Lung Damage, says Canada


 

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