J&J pulls baby powder with talc worldwide

(MENAFN) Johnson & Johnson is pulling baby powder with talc worldwide in 2023 when it did the same in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits saying it was the reason for cancer.

Talc will be replaced by cornstarch, in accord with the firm.

The firm has faced lawsuit alleging its talcum powder pushed users to develop ovarian cancer, through use for feminine hygiene, or mesothelioma, a cancer that hits the lungs and other organs.

J&J claims, and the overwhelming majority of medical research on talc shows, that the talc baby powder is safe and is not one of the reasons for cancer.

On the other hand, demand for the firm's baby powder decreased, and J&J removed the talc-based product in most of North America two years ago.

The firm did so when it saw demand declined as a result of “misleading talc litigation advertising that caused global confusion and unfounded concern,” regarding product safety a firm spokeswoman stated this.


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