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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Talc-Powder Trial

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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the companyâEUR(TM)s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer.


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Animae C (508)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 3:10 am
The insanity of a product called 'BABY powder' being carcinogenic!!!

Tanya W (65)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 3:11 am
I don't think they have any proof of the link. Thanks for sharing Cal

Animae C (508)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 3:38 am
Here's the link;

Not a risk for all but definitely a risk to some, much like smoking tobacco!

Donna T (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 7:08 am
thank you

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 8:18 am
Hmmm! I'm not worried, been sprinkling baby powder around since I was knee high to a grass hopper. I will await further proof. Thank you for sharing Cal.
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Sue H (7)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 8:46 am
Wondering why this is just coming to light decades late??

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 9:16 am
It should be more.

Janis K (129)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 10:40 am
Thanks for sharing

Tuesday May 3, 2016, 11:35 am
Many more of their products are causing cancer! However, it's a big step for justice...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 12:00 pm
55 billion would be better.

Joanne D (37)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 12:52 pm
Many children's products are carcinogenic - flame retardant sleepwear leaps to mind. As far as talcum powder, I'd be far more suspicious of fragrancing ingredients than of the talc itself. (That may be because, with my allergies to fragrances, I have become more knowledgeable than the average bear of exactly what those ingredients tend to be.) It is possible to find talc which is not fragranced, incidentally - but not from J&J. The texture is a little different from J&J too, so there may be some other undisclosed ingredients. The verdict may say more about the extent to which ordinary citizens have lost all faith in corporations than about anything else.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 1:15 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 1:50 pm

Ivana D (50)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 2:27 pm
Working with elderly - they still love to use it. Why do they even sell that sh#t?

Janet B (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 3:15 pm

Anne K (139)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 6:26 pm
Joanne Dixon: Talc-free powder has been available for a long time. I read many years ago about the health risks of using talc. You can buy unfragranced talc-free powder.

I wouldn't buy Johnson&Johnson products anyway because they test on animals.

Julie W (33)
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 6:48 pm
This woman used talc on her genital area for years , which is rather extreme and a weird thing to do! I never used talc on my babies, but I do use it when I have to work with rubber gloves. I'm not too concerned.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 5:50 am
So many toxic products out there without warnings. Use water, natural products and leave the toxins out of the house as best one can.

These fines change nothing, to the Corporate it is all in the cost of doing business. A slap on the wrist.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 6:34 am
Agree with Sheryl

Marianne R (62)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 8:34 am

Marina P (28)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 10:40 am
Thanks for sharing

Mandi T (367)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 12:56 pm
Ridiculous !!

Phyllis P (232)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 2:33 pm
I posted this on Facebook yesterday. I have used talc powder for YEARS. Not just J&J, because I can get generic cheaper. But I had no clue of this. I hope they are wrong.

Connie O (45)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 3:11 pm
I also hope they are wrong. I stopped using anything with talc years ago, but not because it possibly could be toxic.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 3:36 pm

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 4:07 pm
Cool, some justice served

Jeff Creech (64)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 4:56 pm
I warned my daughter about putting baby powder on her infant daughter over two years ago

Mike H (252)
Wednesday May 4, 2016, 5:58 pm
What a sad story

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday May 5, 2016, 1:47 am
TY Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 17, 2016, 6:52 am
Noted with thanks Cal.
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