Johnson & Johnson: Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its baby talcum powder worldwide by 2023. J&J’s Talcum Powder has been discontinued in theUS and Canada only in 2020. Now the company will sell corn starch based powder instead of talc based powder. Actually, claims have been made all over the world that there is a risk of cancer due to the use of this baby powder.
There was also a huge drop in sales of the product after the cancer apprehension report came to the fore. Although the company always told this powder to be safe. The company has said that cornstarch will now be used instead of talcum powder in baby powder. This is a commercial decision. The firm said that cornstarch-based baby powder is already being sold in many countries of the world.
Cancer risk from talc
There have been allegations of cancer risk from talc. Talc is mined and extracted. Asbestos also comes out from there. Asbestos is also a naturally occurring silicate mineral. It harms the body. When talc is mined, there is a risk of getting asbestos in it. Many women claimed that they got ovarian cancer from using baby powder. Regulators in the US have claimed that they have found cancer-causing ingredients in the company’s baby powder.
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Sales closed in the US and Canada from 2020
Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder has been sold since 1894. However, in 2020, J&J announced it would stop selling its talc baby powder in the US and Canada. The company had said that demand has fallen due to misinformation about the product amid legal challenges.
Regulators in the US claimed they found cancer-causing ingredients in the company’s baby powder. However, the company has always vehemently denied these allegations. Let us tell you that there are more than 38,000 cases going on against the company.