Personal hygiene

Talcum Powder

Johnson’s Baby Powder is a popular household hygiene product. For more than 100 years, Johnson & Johnson marketed its talcum powders as a routine method of maintaining freshness.

Recent investigations into the safety of the lightweight baby powder led to the discovery of a dark, decades-old talcum powder cancer secret, but millions of Americans still douse themselves daily.

Introduced

1890

Treats

Used for personal hygiene

Side Effects

Cancer

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Image of the Missouri state capitol building representing the J&J talc cases sent back to Missouri State Court.

Federal Judge Sends 11 J&J Talc Cases Ba...

Lynne Higby · July 21, 2020

Eleven cases in Johnson & Johnson’s ongoing talcum powder litigation have been bumped back to Missouri state court.

Legal Developments
Image of Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder bottles on a store shelf representing the court order of $2.1 billion.

J&J to Pay $2.1 Billion in Talc Damage

Lynne Higby · June 26, 2020

A Missouri court of appeals affirmed a jury verdict finding that Johnson and Johnson had actual knowledge of asbestos contained in its popular talcum-based baby powder.

Legal Developments