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Another setback for J&J in cancer claims related to talc products

Plaintiffs have filed over 20,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, many of which claim that their talc products are contaminated with asbestos and caused ovarian cancer or mesothelioma with routine use. About 1,000 ovarian cancer claims are filed in state court in New Jersey, where J&J is headquartered. J&J has intentionally worked to transfer much of the talc cases to New Jersey, hoping for home-court advantage.

Nonprofits urge US recall of J&J Baby Powder, end to global sales

Thousands of people in the U.S. have sued Johnson & Johnson, claiming that its talc-based products such as Baby Powder are contaminated by asbestos and caused cancer after routine use. Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and is mined in the same soil types as talc, but J&J denies that its talc-based products ever contain asbestos.

W.R. Grace vermiculite workers to get compensation from insurer

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring silicate mineral commonly found in an asbestos-laden rock formation known as Vermiculite Mountain in Montana. The mineral expands when heated, which allows it to absorb three to four times its own volume in water. This property makes it useful as a plant potting medium, and it has been widely sold for this and other purposes.

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