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 alleged links to cancer after prolonged periods of use.
In the largest study to date to explore the possible link between talc use and ovarian cancer, researchers failed to find a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer from talc use overall. However an increased risk for ovarian cancer did appear among certain women who used talc on the genital area. That increased risk was for women with intact reproductive tracts.
New case study findings have strengthened the link between talcum powder, asbestos (which can be co-mingled with talc due to mining processes) and mesothelioma–a deadly cancer of the lining of organs (most often occurring in the lining around the lungs or the abdomen).
In yet another blow to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) a jury has just awarded $29.4 million to a previous J&J … More
Claire’s has issued a voluntary recall of three makeup products that regulators said tested positive for asbestos. When the U.S. Food … More
Finally, the evidence that personal care product giant Johnson and Johnson (J&J) knew about the health risks of the talc … More
Big news coming out of Canada on the potential toxic effects of the common personal care product ‘talcum powder’ (or … More
Another verdict is in on the more than 9 thousand lawsuits that have been filed against Johnson & Johnson by … More
As CFL has published several times now, the link between cancer and talc-based commercial baby powder and feminine products continues … More
Another verdict has come down against Johnson & Johnson and their talc products. This case, like the others before it, … More