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Record US$417M Award in Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

Offbeat  (tags: Johnson & Johnson, baby powder, lawsuit, cancer, women, ovarian cancer, humans, society )

- 633 days ago -
A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record US$417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly


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Animae C (508)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 5:18 pm
i hope everyone who uses it stops!

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday August 23, 2017, 5:58 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday August 23, 2017, 9:43 am
Noted, Thank you

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Wednesday August 23, 2017, 10:56 pm

Peggy B (43)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 6:05 am
People shouldn't use any powder with talc. Talc is tested for asbestos, but since there can be small veins it isn't always picked up in random sampling when the talc was mined thus you're playing a Russian roulette with each individual container of talc. Will this one be pure talc or will it have asbestos in it. I used to use baby powder on my son's bottom 42 years ago. Luckily by that time I knew not to let it go airborne by shaking it on his bottom, but put it in my palm and apply. This warning wasn't about the asbestos, but the fact talc wouldn't be good for our lungs. It isn't just Johnson's Baby Powder, but all powders made with talc. It's banned in many countries, but the US is always the last as it might hurt a 'corporation's' profits. Most powders are now made with cornstarch or rice powder.

Janis K (129)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 7:24 am
Good news

Lenore K (0)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 11:18 am

Julie W (33)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 6:04 pm
I never used talc on my babies, but from what I read about these cases earlier in the year, the women applied the talc daily to their genital area. I'm sorry for their illness, but why would anyone do that? It sounds like a strange thing to do.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 7:33 pm
I hope women have learned the serious effects that talc can cause. If they proved it did, it certainly is deserved, If companies know their products can cause severe side effects, they shouldn't even have it on the market. Thanks Lone

Janet B (0)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 7:41 pm

SylvieBusy A (190)
Friday August 25, 2017, 4:06 am
It's a good news. Thank you

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday September 23, 2017, 1:24 am
But who was to know?
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