Johnson and Johnson’s iconic talc product Baby Powder is currently facing more than 14,000 lawsuits from litigants that claim it gave them cancer. The lawsuits surround the allegation that the product is contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration did discover asbestos in a lot of the company’s Baby Powder. That lot was recalled. A report by Reuters indicated that the company has been aware of the talc contamination for decades and has hidden it from the public. This has caused the company to come under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.
PRN Newswire reports that MedTruth has launched a petition to demand that Johnson & Johnson add warning labels to its talc products.
For millions of men & women, Johnson & Johnson’s flagship product, Baby Powder, has become a daily part of their personal care routine. Many of these people remain unaware of the potential risks using the product poses.
MedTruth has created a one-minute video that addresses the potential risks. It also goes over the research and litigation surrounding talcum powder. MedTruth is also behind a petition that demands the company add warning labels to its talcum powder products.
The video highlights the fact that in 1971, British researchers found talcum particles were “deeply embedded” in 10 of 13 ovarian tumors. In 1982, the link between long-term talcum powder use and ovarian cancer was proven well enough to publish in the medical journal Cancer.
A 2018 study titled “Perineal Talc Use and Ovarian Cancer” revealed that results indicate that a 24-39% increased risk of ovarian cancer is associated with perineal talc use.
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