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Conflicting findings regarding asbestos exposure from baby powder

When a South Carolina parent buys a product for his or her child, there is the assumption that the product will be safe to use and not cause any harm, injury or illness. Over the last few weeks, reports about the possibility of asbestos exposure due to Johnson & Johnson baby powder products has caused major concern for consumers. In response, there was a major recall of this product. 

Johnson & Johnson issues recall over asbestos exposure

Johnson & Johnson has been in the media for quite some time, but the coverage has not been good. Patients with mesothelioma have repeatedly blamed their asbestos exposure on the company's talc baby powder. Although Johnson & Johnson has repeatedly denied these allegations, it recently recalled tens of thousands of baby powder products that tested positive for asbestos. South Carolina residents may want to be cautious of using Johnson's Baby Powder at this time.

33,000 bottles of baby powder recalled over asbestos concerns

Johnson & Johnson is recalling thousands of bottles of baby powder after testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one sample. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Oct. 18, 2019, it found “sub-trace” levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination in a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder purchased from an online retailer.

Study links asbestos exposure from talc to mesothelioma

Asbestos is extremely dangerous, and yet it can be found lurking in any number of products and places in South Carolina. Even products that are not supposed to contain any asbestos at all can be contaminated with the toxic substance, like talc-based products such as baby powder. A recently published study affirmed the link between asbestos exposure through contaminated talcum powder contaminated and the deadly cancer mesothelioma.

Jury awards $40.3 million to mesothelioma victim

For a variety of reasons, many South Carolina women in past generations used baby powder on a regular basis. In past decades, this was a talc-based product also referred to as talcum powder -- and it is dangerous. Talc is often contaminated with other substances, including asbestos. A jury recently awarded a woman $40.3 million after she developed mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure. That exposure was from Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder.

Diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma? We can help

There are few things in life that can be more terrifying than a cancer diagnosis. If you were exposed to asbestos and are currently in the diagnosis process, you may feel confused and even a little lost. You may have also been surprised to learn that there are four different types of mesothelioma. One of those types is peritoneal mesothelioma.

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