Report: Johnson & Johnson Knew Their Baby Powder Contained Asbestos for Decades

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THE ROOT REPORTS: In a bombshell report, it’s been revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that their baby powder had occasionally tested positive for small amounts of asbestos.

That sound you hear is our collective jaws hitting the floor.

Reuters conducted an in-depth investigation, in which they examined decades worth of court documents and internal company memos, and discovered that Johnson & Johnson knew the talc in their products sometimes contained carcinogen from 1971 to the early 2000’s. This information was not disclosed to the public or anywhere outside of the company.

In a statement, Johnson & Johnson vehemently denied these claims and dismissed them as an “absurd conspiracy theory” that’s “one-sided, false and inflammatory.”

“Studies of more than 100,000 men and women show that talc does not cause cancer or asbestos-related disease. Thousands of independent tests by regulators and the world’s leading labs prove our baby powder has never contained asbestos,” the statement read.

As a result of these findings, Johnson & Johnson lost $39.8 billion in market value on Friday—its worst trading day in over 15 years.

But for those justifiably outraged, an outright boycott could prove difficult. As Johnson & Johnson has ownership stakes in brands such as Tylenol, Aveeno, and Band-Aid, in addition to assets in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

This revelation serves as the latest blow to the embattled company, which has faced its fair share of turmoil as of late.

In 2017, a California woman was awarded $417 million from Johnson & Johnson after she filed a lawsuit claiming the company’s baby powder gave her ovarian cancer. However, the ruling was eventually reversed after a judge ruled that Johnson & Johnson had no obligation to warn her that their products could cause the disease.

Additionally, earlier this year a jury in St. Louis awarded nearly $4.7 billion to 22 women who sued the company for the same reason. Joining over 9,000 other women who haven taken Johnson & Johnson to court over similar claims.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Aha. Fascinating information. So where are all the wicked Pro-Vaxxers who constantly lecture us on how honest and loving the billion dollar Pharmaceutical companies are??? They only have OUR best interest in mind??? All vaccinations are as healthy as can be and there are NO side effects whatsoever! Come on. Why the silence now? Where are the “concerned” kol korei’s? Any kid that used such powder, I don’t want him in my sons class. Kick them out! What a bunch of ignorant brainwashed sheeple!

    • Just the opposite!

      This comes to prove that you cannot always hide the truth from everyone. J&J tried to do this and was exposed.

      The same rule would apply to Big Pharma.

      If their products are even half as dangerous like the anti-vaxxers claim, then they would have been exposed like the rest of them.

      Impossible to keep such a big secret down for such a long time.

  2. To those who somehow try to link this with vaccines, I point out that the current vaccine topic (news) is measles whose science goes back long before J&J. As far as I can tell, the measles vaccine originated with Harvard Medical School.

    But in any case, considering the size of J&J and its various different departments, it makes no more sense to point fingers at a vaccine department for alleged flaws in baby powders than it is to point fingers at a Yeshivah in the United States for what Clinton did with her e-mail server, despite both being “American” and both under the umbrella of the “United States”.

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