Monday, July 5, 2021 - Millions of American women have used Johnson‘s Baby Powder to powder their babies after diapering and bathing. For nearly a decade, Johnson & Johnson has held a virtual monopoly as the most trusted brand of talcum powder. In a horrific series of courtroom revelations, the last decade has seen more and more women coming forward and accusing the company of lying to them about the safety of Johnson‘s Baby Powder. The company proclaims through its spokespersons that the talc they use is safe, pure, and asbestos-free. Now we know that talc is a natural mineral mined around the world from deposits that are adjacent to and often interlaced and overlapping veins of asbestos, a proven carcinogen. We know that it would be improbable that talc could be free of asbestos given the way it is mined in open-pit blasting operations that blow tons of both materials into the air simultaneously and then scooped up to be further processed. We know that it is impossible to remove asbestos from talc and also that the smallest, microscopic particle of asbestos is enough to cause asbestosis, mesothelioma, and ovarian cancer. The FDA and others cite concrete scientific evidence that there is no safe amount of asbestos. More than 30,000 women have come forward alleging that the regular use of Johnson‘s Baby Powder for dryness and smelling better on the genital area caused them to develop ovarian cancer. Johnson‘s Baby Powder cancer lawyers are interviewing potential plaintiffs from those who used the product and now have ovarian cancer. Visit talcum powder cancer lawsuit to learn more.
Incredibly, the damages women have suffered from using Johnson‘s Baby Powder could pale to the litigation that may be coming in the next few years. Millions of American women, starting as young as twelve years old and lasting for decades upon decades, use talc-based cosmetic and makeup products every day. The talc used by Revlon, Colgate Palmolive, and other makeup manufacturers comes from the same ground as Johnson‘s Baby Powder talc and could be just as hazardous to one‘s health. Asbestos in talc can be absorbed through the skin and inhaled when applied or sloughs off during the day. Women who use talc-based makeup could be inhaling asbestos non-stop all day.
According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), "In November 2020, our partners at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that nearly 15 percent of the talc-based makeup products that they sampled contained asbestos. Once again, this shows us that people who have been using these makeup products on their bodies every day could be at risk for developing asbestos-related illnesses such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure." According to PIRG, asbestos was also found in samples of cosmetics being marketed to children and teenagers through Claire‘s Stores. In 2019, the FDA confirmed our findings and found asbestos in 9 more talc-based makeup products," PIRG reported.