As part of a daily hygiene routine, millions of females have used Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and talcum powder products. According to recent court documents and scientific studies, women who regularly use Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for hygienic purposes have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma or ovarian cancer due to the product containing asbestos, a well-known carcinogen.
While the company has had these findings for several years, they have denied these allegations and are currently facing lawsuits claiming that their talcum powder products have caused cancer among its users. Women who have received ovarian cancer diagnoses will need legal representation through a talcum powder cancer lawyer.
2020 Update: sales of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder have been discontinued in the United States. Despite the thousands of lawsuits filed by patients who claimed that the baby powder caused their cancers, the product defended and defined Johnson & Johnson’s image as a wholesome company. After more than a century, Johnson & Johnson ceased carrying these products that were once deemed pure and gentle for babies.
The company announced on May 19, 2020. Existing bottles of its baby powder will remain on store shelves until they eventually run out. Its talc-based baby powder will continue to be sold in other countries, while its cornstarch-based baby powder will continue to be sold in America.