Saturday, 14 July 2018

Baby Powder

Worrying reports that the Johnson and Johnson Company have been ordered by a court in St Louis to pay more that $4.5bn damages to women (and their families) who developed ovarian cancer (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/13/johnson-johnson-ordered-to-pay-47bn-in-talc-powder-claim). The claim (disputed by the company who will challenge the ruling) is that the talc contains (or contained) Traces of  asbestos that was found in some of the people who developed cancer. Asbestos is, of course, a potent carcinogen.

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