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Several Independent Tests And Studies Find Asbestos In Johnson's Baby Powder

More evidence surfaces every month that support plaintiff's allegations that Johnson's Baby Powder causes cancer

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Johnson & Johnson attorneys have attacked plaintiff expert witness, Dr. William Longo, saying that his million-dollar per year income makes him biased towards finding asbestos in the talc he tests. Defense attorneys have claimed that the testing methods that the Georgia microscope researcher employs are too sensitive and give false-positive readings. These tests, however, are the same as those used by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month when their independent testing also found particles of asbestos in samples taken from bottles of Johnson's Baby Powder procured over the internet from a collector. In 2018 Claire's Stores Inc, also criticized the FDA's testing methods claiming that they were unsound. The FDA found particles of asbestos in certain talc-based cosmetics and makeups and immediately pulled the affected products from their shelves. Dr. Longo, the FDA, and the US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the organization whose asbestos findings initially prompted the FDA to take action all use the Electron Microscopy Analytical Method and Liquid Separation Methods of testing talc for asbestos. Plaintiff's attorneys now have a powerful argument when the FDA's talc asbestos findings are combined with PIRG and expert witness testimony that show that Johnson's Baby Powder talc contains asbestos, a known cause of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs which gradually suffocates its victims to death. Johnson & Johnson's argument that the liquid separation method of testing for asbestos is too sensitive has been counter by Dr. Longo in court by stating the obvious: "Either asbestos is there or it isn't," a reference also to the fact that there is no safe level of asbestos.

Adding to the evidence against Johnson & Johnson is the findings of talc in the biopsied lung tissue of 33 out of 33 plaintiffs that have mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is usually caused exclusively by inhaling microscopic particles of asbestos that cut and scar the delicate tissues in the lungs lining, regularly and for an extended number of years. A 33-person talc/cancer study conducted by Jacqueline Molin, professor of occupational medicine, epidemiology, and prevention at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research concluded that talc and asbestos fibers were found in all 33 samples. The study concluded that particles of talc found in the lung tissues were probably the cause of a plaintiff's mesothelioma. Talcum powder cancer lawsuit attorneys handling serious injury and death claims across the country and offer a free consultation before filing a claim.

Lastly, in December 2018 article investigative reporters at Reuters authored an article titled: "Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder." Investigators for the article claim that executives at Johnson & Johnson were aware decades ago that their talc supply was contaminated with asbestos and covered up the fact. Reuters writes: "Internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company's powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public."

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