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Johnson & Johnson.What happened with the carcinogen tests?

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Johnson and  Johnson
After U.S. authorities warned of the presence of carcinogens in powder cans the famous baby powder, produced by Johnson & Johnson, hastened to test itself for the powder. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company said that the tests conducted found no traces of the carcinogen (asbestos), just 11 days after the powder was withdrawn from the markets. But the U.S. newspaper said the results are "more complex" than Johnson & Johnson. 

 She explains that the first test was conducted in a laboratory in Pennsylvania, where the usual screening methods were "deviated", where a team was forcedSearch to examine powder samples in a room dedicated to analyzing lead residue. According to the Wall Street Journal, the laboratory found "a small number of carcinogens in powder samples," but these findings were deemed useless after the room was found to be "contaminated with air conditioning."Johnson & Johnson later conducted further tests in Georgia, where preliminary results showed that children's powder was free of carcinogens.


 Although these results are preliminary and not conclusive, the U.S. company used them in its ad which said that powder products children are asbestos-free.

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded last October that it had found traces of asbestos, after tests, prompting the company specializing in the production of medical and consumer goods to withdraw quantities of baby powder from the market. 


Johnson and  Johnson
Johnson and  Johnson
Americans sued Johnson & Johnson, saying in court that the company's products had caused their children to develop or develop cancer. Among them, an American woman from Idaho received $40 million in financial compensation from the giant after the court found she had rare cancer.

 This rare species is called "mesothelioma", cancer associated with asbestos in a powder produced by the company. Johnson & Johnson is facing nearly 100,000 lawsuits related to the safety of the products.



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