Asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby PowderJanuary 15, 2019
The baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has always been marketed as safe, gentle, and effective. Recent findings, however, suggest that J&J’s baby powder has been known to contain toxic asbestos fibers. These findings have also indicated that:
- J&J was fully aware of the presence of asbestos in its baby talcum powder.
- J&J took action to intentionally hide these findings from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the American public.
Shedding more light on the serious controversy surrounding J&J’s baby powder, the following answers some important questions about asbestos in talcum powder. While these answers are crucial to understanding the dangers of talcum powder – and your rights if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer following use of baby powder, don’t hesitate to contact the Amaro Law Firm whenever you are ready for specific answers about your potential case.
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How Does Asbestos Get in Baby Powder?
Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder is mostly comprised of talcum (talc) powder. Talc is a naturally occurring mineral that forms in the ground. While talc can exist on its own, it commonly forms alongside and intermingled with asbestos, another mineral.
So, if a talc source is contaminated with asbestos fibers, the resulting talcum powder derived from the contaminated source can contain asbestos. If the contaminated talc is used to make baby powder, that baby powder can contain asbestos.
Fully aware of this possibility, the FDA has issued guidelines regarding talc products and asbestos, stating:
To prevent contamination of talc with asbestos, it is essential to select talc mining sites carefully and take steps to purify the ore sufficiently.
How Much Asbestos Is In Baby Powder?
Currently, there is no definitive answer to this question. However, what is clear at the moment is that, as far back as the early 1970s, J&J was aware that some of its talcum baby powder contained asbestos.
Is Baby Powder Safe to Use? Should I Stop Using Talcum Powder?
Given the risk of carcinogenic asbestos in baby powder, it’s strongly advised that you stop using talc-based baby powder if you are serious about minimizing your risk of developing ovarian cancer.
There are alternatives to talc-based baby powders, like cornstarch-based baby powders, and the alternatives do not invite the same risks of asbestos exposure and ovarian cancer (as talc-based powders may).
Can I File a Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit If I Have Been Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer?
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and you have a history of using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder, you may have legal rights to file a lawsuit against J&J and seek compensation for your injuries, suffering, and losses.
Please be aware that, in order to have legal grounds to file a Johnson & Johnson lawsuit, you must be able to demonstrate that you have ovarian cancer, that your cancer was not obviously caused by some other factor, and that you have a history of using J&J’s talcum powder. You must also be able to demonstrate that:
- Your claim has been filed within the statute of limitations (i.e., the case filing deadlines).
- There is a link between using talc powder and developing ovarian cancer.
The key to proving all of these components and setting a Johnson & Johnson lawsuit up for success is to partner with the experienced talcum powder lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm. We know how to stand up to big companies, like J&J, and how to hold them liable for negligently making, marketing, and distributing dangerous products, like talcum powder.
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