Frequently Asked Questions
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Doesn't FDA regulate baby powders that could contain asbestos?No federal agency regulates beauty products, including baby powder, to the level that FDA regulates drugs. But if you think you have developed cancer from exposure to beauty products containing talc, you could have a legal case. So talk to a licensed attorney right away.
What did Johnson & Johnson know about asbestos in its products?
Several juries have seen documentary evidence that the company knew the mines where it got talc contained minerals from which asbestos is extracted. This indicates executives at Johnson and Johnson did not take enough measures to reduce dangers to consumers.
I have used baby powder for years in my hygiene practices at home. Have I been exposed to asbestos?There has been a string of defective product and wrongful death lawsuits in 2018 and 2019 in which top talc powder manufacturer Johnson and Johnson has lost several cases and lost more than $4 billion. Most of the victims in the cases got ovarian cancer from long term exposure to the powder. Juries have decided that the company knew asbestos was in some of its products and did not do enough to stop it. It is possible you could have been exposed to asbestos. If you develop cancer and used baby powder regularly, talk to a Virginia or North Carolina personal injury attorney.
What are some of the studies that have shown a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder?A talc ovarian cancer study was done by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health found a 36% to 41% increase in ovarian cancer in women who use talcum powder.