Women With Cancer Awarded Billions in Baby Powder Suit
June 23, 2020An appellate court in Missouri upheld more than $2 billion in damages against Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew there was asbestos in its baby powder.
Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America
May 19, 2020The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks.
The E.P.A., on Asbestos
October 26, 2019Andrew Wheeler, the current administrator, takes issue with two former administrators. Also: “New Sounds”; what the economics profession needs.
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Asbestos Worry
October 18, 2019The F.D.A. found trace levels of asbestos in samples from a bottle of baby powder bought from an online retailer.
Asbestos Kills Nearly 40,000 Americans a Year. Ban It.
October 15, 2019The United States should follow other countries and protect its citizens from the deadly chemical, write two former E.P.A. administrators.
Johnson & Johnson Lawsuits Raise Fears Over Baby Powder
October 4, 2019Thousands of people who trusted Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades are suing the company after developing cancer. Our reporters investigate their allegations.
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.