Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will stop selling talc-based baby powder worldwide.
Reuters reported this information in a report on Friday.
The company announced on Thursday (August 11) that it will stop selling talc-based baby powder globally next year, i.e. 2023.
Johnson has stopped selling the powder in the country since 2020 after thousands of consumers filed lawsuits to protect themselves, Reuters reported. It has been announced that this product will be discontinued worldwide from 2023.
There have been numerous complaints of the presence of harmful asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. As a result, long-term use can cause fatal cancer from this material. Therefore, the company has faced about 38 thousand cases.
In addition, many consumers claim that Johnson’s talc products cause cancer due to contamination with asbestos. Asbestos is a known carcinogen. Basically asbestos causes various types of cancer. Hence asbestos is called ‘carcinogen’.
However, the company denied these allegations. They claim that decades of scientific testing and regulatory agency approvals have proven their talc products to be safe and asbestos-free.