Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid to Overturn a $4.7 Billion Baby Powder Verdict
December 19, 2018A judge in Missouri upheld the verdict, one of the largest personal injury awards on record, in which women said their ovarian cancer was linked to the company’s baby powder.
What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?
December 14, 2018Here's what you need to know about talc and the health-related claims surrounding it.
Johnson & Johnson Feared Baby Powder’s Possible Asbestos Link for Years
December 14, 2018Johnson & Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades.
The End of a Once Mighty, Still Deadly Industry: the Canada Letter
October 19, 2018Until recently, Canada fought efforts to ban asbestos. This week it joined much of the world in doing so. But the deadly legacy remains.
E.P.A. Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show
August 10, 2018The clash over the proposal exposes the tensions within the E.P.A. over the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations.
Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results
August 8, 2018A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.
Displaced by Pipe Blast Contamination, Residents Seek Answers
July 22, 2018Three days after a steam pipe burst in the Flatiron district, spewing asbestos, residents flocked to a makeshift information center on East 15th Street.
Flatiron District Fears Contamination After Steam Pipe Explosion
July 20, 2018Con Edison said cleanup from the asbestos plume was underway, but did not give a timetable for when residents and business owners could return.
How Dangerous Is Asbestos From the Steam Pipe Explosion in New York?
July 20, 2018While long-term exposure to the substance is dangerous, medical experts say that the short-term health risks are small, though cleanup is important.
Asbestos Confirmed in Steam Pipe That Exploded in Manhattan
July 19, 2018City officials confirmed the Con Ed pipe was lined with asbestos. They warned people caught in debris to bag their clothes and take showers. A neighborhood cleanup could last days.