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.
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.