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Explained: What is the controversy around J&J's talc-based baby powder?

Johnson and Johnson (J&J) has been facing several thousand lawsuits from women who claim that they developed ovarian cancer after using the product

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Johnson and Johnson (J&J) on August 11 announced that it would stop selling its talc-based baby powder from 2023. The company has been facing several thousand lawsuits from women who claim that they developed ovarian cancer after using the product due to contamination with asbestos, a carcinogenic. 

A report by the Indian Express (IE) stated that the company had discontinued the sales of its powder in the US and Canada two years ago. It has also decided to switch to cornstarch-based baby powder. However, it had termed the decision a "commercial decision". 

The company has repeatedly stated that the powder does

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 2:41 PM IST

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