Independent tests confirm that Johnson's Baby Powder does not contain asbestos: Healthcare Asia Daily News : HEALTH-CARE

December 9, 2019

US health company Johnson & Johnson (J & J)
has announced that its widely used consumer product, Johnson's Baby Powder,
free from asbestos according to allegations of the US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) of trace amounts of the material in an online purchased bottle. according to
According to J & J, the results reported by the FDA may either be due to a test
Sample contamination or laboratory analyst error or both.

However, the regulator is unaffected by recent developments
Announcement by J & J and stands by its findings.

In October 2019, the FDA initiated a nationwide recall of around
33,000 bottles of Johnson's Baby Powder, manufactured and shipped in the US, but two
Various third-party labs that run multiple tests on samples from the
The same bottle tested by the laboratory commissioned by the FDA did not find any asbestos. Neither was
Asbestos in retained samples of the finished lot from which the bottle originated
was produced. J & J said a smaller number of independent tests did not find any

The recall marks the first such event for J & J and is
also the first time that US regulators have announced one
The detection of asbestos in J & J's baby powder asbestos is a known carcinogen
that has been linked to deadly mesothelioma, which generally affects the feed
the lung.

The blow comes when J & J faces more than 15,000 outstanding
Lawsuits for a variety of its products, including Johnson's Baby Powder, the
Consumers say their cancer diagnosis is causing.

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