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Chanel Faces Allegations that Its Talc Products Cause Mesothelioma

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Chanel is facing a product liability lawsuit in New York state court and allegations that its after-batch talcum powder products contain asbestos. The lawsuit also claims that these caused a woman’s mesothelioma. According to a Law360 news report, the woman said she was diagnosed with mesothelioma and had used the Chanel talc-based products for 30 […]

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Johnson & Johnson Stopping Talcum Powder Sales in the United States and Canada

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Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing its talc-based baby powder products in the United States and Canada after facing thousands of product liability lawsuits that alleged asbestos contamination in them caused cancer. According to a report in Time.com, J&J said it stopped shipping hundreds of talc-based items after coming to a commercial decision to discontinue them. […]

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New Study Reinforces Link Between Talc and Mesothelioma

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A recent study has strengthened the link between prolonged exposure to cosmetic talcum powder and a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma. According to the study, which was published in the March issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, people who use cosmetic talc regularly may be at higher risk of mesothelioma. The study […]

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FDA to Hold Public Hearings About Asbestos Testing for Talcum Powders

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For the first time in nearly five decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will look into asbestos testing for talcum powders and cosmetics. According to a Reuters news report, regulators are now taking a closer look after finding asbestos, which is a known carcinogen, in several talcum powder products including a bottle of […]

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New Study Links Mesothelioma to Asbestos-Tainted Talcum Powder

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A new 33-patient case study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides some of the strongest evidence yet that exposure to talcum powder contaminated with asbestos may cause malignant mesothelioma, a rare and lethal cancer that affects the tissue that lines internal organs. According to a report in Time.com, this is not […]

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J&J’s Independent Findings on Recalled Baby Powder Questioned

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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) conducted tests on its popular baby powder products last month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had found asbestos in a bottle, triggering a recall of 33,000 bottles. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, just 11 days after the recall, the company announced that it conducted […]

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