Industry Insiders Know That Talc Can Easily Be Contaminated With Asbestos
Those in the organic mineral mining business are well aware that explosions used to unearth talc and asbestos cause cross-contamination
Monday, May 27, 2019 - Mesothelioma, an insidious disease of the lining of the lungs, is associated with inhaling asbestos fibers, and eventually results in the patient suffocating to death. Men and women around the world are filing lawsuits claiming that Johnson's Baby Powder contains asbestos and their lifelong usage of the product made a substantial contribution to their developing cancer. According to The Mesothelioma Asbestos Awareness Center (MAAC), "Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, mesothelioma is often diagnosed in older individuals who worked with asbestos products."
Inhaling asbestos fibers causes inflammation, tiny cuts in the lining of the lungs that encourage scar tissue development. The inflammation can mutate into cancerous growths that inhibit the lung's ability to function. The MAAC lists the historically most common everyday materials that contain asbestos and have recently added one to the list. The center lists "insulation, electrical wiring, piping materials, paint, roofing material, flooring, vehicle parts (brake pads), fireproof clothing, potting soils, and TALCUM POWDER" as materials that contain asbestos. The MAAC has decades of experience in asbestos detection and points out the failures of the cosmetics industry in failing to use the most sensitive testing methods and parameters to try and find the deadly asbestos fibers. The US Food and Drug Administration recently discovered that talc-based cosmetics sold by Clair's stores also contained dangerously high levels of asbestos. Talcum powder lawsuit attorneys believe women and the family members of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products such as Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower may be eligible for real compensation for damages and medical expenses by filing a claim against Johnson & Johnson.
MAAC goes on to write about talc's contamination with asbestos from a common sense perspective. "Because talc and asbestos deposits are often found near each other in the earth, much of the talc supply is contaminated with these deadly fibers. Even with required testing by the FDA to ensure talc products do not contain any asbestos, studies and court documents have revealed that some of these products actually contain trace amounts of the carcinogen." The website continues and explains how easily talc supplies can be contaminated with asbestos at the source where it is taken from the earth. "Since asbestos deposits are found in and around many of these talc mines, as miners blast or dig at the talc, they may be disturbing the toxin." The experts also confirm what many have suspected; that no amount of asbestos exposure is safe, mesothelioma has a decades-long latency period, and that the disease causes an extremely slow, painful, and gruesome death. The extraordinary pain and suffering caused by mesothelioma has contributed to juries deciding in favor of plaintiffs suing Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn consumers that Johnson's Baby Powder contained asbestos, failing to adequately test for the presence of asbestos, and for the exceptional pain and suffering caused by mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. A jury in St. Louis recently awarded 22 women $4.69 billion in damages for their suffering from ovarian-cancer caused by asbestos in Johnson's Baby Powder.