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(Reuters) - Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell 10 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder.
The company has been battling more than 10,000 cases claiming its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products cause ovarian cancer. The products have also been linked with mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that affects the delicate tissue that lines body cavities.
originally posted by: projectvxn
I think there may be more issues with Johnson & Johnson than we may be aware of at present. Sometimes when you shine a light in one place other problems reveal themselves in other areas.
Nestle comes to mind. If anyone is an evil company it's Nestle.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: 727Sky
I'm not surprised at all. Evil, pure evil.
I belong to another all women's group. This topic came up and many talked about how many of their female relatives died of ovarian cancer and how many used talcum powder every day.
For those that don't know, it used to be a customary thing to sprinkle powder in your undergarments. That's why grandma's always have the "powdery" smell.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
The cancer thing makes more sense now.
When I heard that talc was being blamed for cancer it raised an eyebrow.
But asbestos is kinda nasty.
I wonder if this is naturally occurring?
Hard to believe it's just contamination.