E.P.A. Leaders Disregarded Agency’s Experts in Issuing Asbestos Rule, Memos Show
May 8, 2019The rule, issued in April, restricted the use of asbestos, a known carcinogen, but agency scientists and lawyers had called in two memos for a ban.
The Risks of Asbestos, Russian or Not
April 18, 2019The American Industrial Hygiene Association discusses health and safety issues.
E.P.A. Moves to ‘Close the Door’ on Asbestos. Consumer Groups Say Loopholes Remain.
April 17, 2019The new rule will restrict uses of asbestos, a carcinogen, more than initially expected, but health advocates criticized it as falling short of the protections needed.
In Asbest, Russia, Making Asbestos Great Again
April 7, 2019The largest maker of the deadly fiber is making a comeback, and it says it has an ally in President Trump.
Johnson & Johnson Cleared by New Jersey Jury in Latest Talc Cancer Trial
March 27, 2019The verdict is the latest in a series of lawsuits over accusations that the company’s powder products contained asbestos and caused a consumer’s cancer.
Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29 Million Verdict in Case Over Talc and Asbestos
March 14, 2019The company’s stock dipped on Thursday after a California jury found in favor of a woman who claimed that asbestos in the company’s talc-based powders caused her cancer.
F.D.A. Confirms Asbestos in Claire’s Products and Calls for Stronger Regulation
March 5, 2019Scott Gottlieb, the F.D.A.’s outgoing commissioner, said the agency must “modernize” its “outdated” approach to cosmetics safety, especially when dealing with talc and asbestos.
Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder at Issue as U.S. Subpoenas Company
February 21, 2019Johnson & Johnson said in a regulatory filing that it had received subpoenas from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission amid inquiries into its talc-based products.
Do You Know What’s in Your Cosmetics?
February 9, 2019Thousands of chemicals, in billions of dollars worth of products, are being governed by regulations that haven’t been updated in decades.
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.