Research About Talcum Powder Contaminated With Asbestos
Talc is the softest mineral on earth, used in industrial and consumer products. The most widely used consumer used talc product is talcum powder – the same one that families often used on their babies and children. Finely crushed talcum powder is valued for its ability to simultaneously absorb moisture and lubricate. Indeed, people have used talcum powder products to dry, protect, and perfume their skin for more than a century.
Although there is ongoing debate about whether pure talc is associated with health risks, there is no doubt that asbestos exposure through contaminated talc products can cause cancer. In these instances, the controversy arises over whether the talcum powders were contaminated with asbestos.
Talc Linked To Mesothelioma
Research over the years has found asbestos exists in many types of talc powder. Users of talc have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of that exposure.
It usually takes many years for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases to develop, so many people do not know the cause when they develop symptoms.
Subsequent litigation and news investigations have shown that many cosmetic companies and talc manufacturers have known alike have known about the contamination for decades. For example, Johnson & Johnson wrote in 1973 shows their attempts to fight the growing asbestos concern with the public and the FDA. Johnson & Johnson also recognized “Our Baby Powder contains talc fragments classifiable as [asbestos] fiber.” Click here to read the whole memo.
Talcum powder brands associated with asbestos contamination in the past include:
- Bauer & Black Baby Talc
- Cashmere Bouquet Body Talc
- Coty Airspun Face Powder
- Desert Flower Dusting Powder
- English Leather After Shave Talc
- Faberge Brut Talc
- Friendship Garden Talcum Powder
- Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
- Kings Men After Shave Talc
- Old Spice After Shave Talc
- Pinaud Clubman Talc Powder
- Rosemary Talc
- ZBT Baby Powder
Why You Should Take Legal Action
If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you’re not alone. We encourage you to explore your options by calling us at 206-558-9441 to get the help and support you deserve and help keep these talcum powder manufacturers accountable. Keep in mind: Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder manufacturers have made billions of dollars at the expense of our family members’ lives, maintaining that its talcum powders are safe enough to use on your babies.
If you or a loved one has been affected and wish to take legal action, we can help. Our team of lawyers is dedicated to helping you and your family pursue a case to help find the justice you deserve. Call us or email us today for a free consultation to see what we can do for you.