Facing court cases, Johnson & Johnson to stop selling baby powder from '23
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New Delhi, : Millions of mothers in the country and world must have applied Johnson & Johnson's talcum-based baby powder to their children at one time or another. Facing thousands of cases of women suffering ovarian cancer after using baby talcum powder, the company has decided not to sell its popular talcum-based baby powder from 2023.
The products of this British giant, Johnson & Johnson, were considered very safe for young children around the world. The products of this company are also very popular in India. But, from next year, i.e., 2023, you will not get talcum-based baby powder from this company in the Indian market either.Johnson & Johnson has prohibited the sale of this talcum baby powder in the US and Canadian markets for more than two years. At present, more than 38,000 cases are going on against this company. Many women have claimed to have developed ovarian cancer after using baby talcum powder.
The talc used in the company's baby powder is the softest mineral in the world and is made in many countries. It is widely used in many industries, including paper, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. This powder is used for nappy rash and other types of personal hygiene. However, it sometimes contains asbestos, which can cause cancer in the body.
It is noteworthy that American regulators also claimed that they had found cancer-causing ingredients in talcum-based baby powder from Johnson & Johnson Company. However, the company denied these allegations, while withdrawing its product due to declining sales in North America.