London: Healthcare company Johnson & Johnson's baby powder may be banned all over the world, including the UK. A shareholder of the company has moved a proposal to ban Johnson & Johnson Company's baby powder. According to a report, Johnson & Johnson stopped selling its baby powder products in the US and Canada in 2020.
In fact, an investigation by the US regulator found carcinogenic Chrysotile Fibers in a sample of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder, after which the sales of its baby powder registered a steep decline. Johnson & Johnson is currently facing more than 34,000 lawsuits. Many of these lawsuits have been filed by women, who have claimed that they got ovarian cancer after using baby powder.
Talc is considered to be the softest mineral in the world. It is mined in many countries. Talc is used in the business of paper, plastics and pharmaceuticals. It is also used for the treatment of rashes and for other personal hygiene. Let's say that Talc's reserves sometimes get contaminated because of Asbestos. If its fibre enters the body, then these minerals cause cancer.