by Meghna Kumar
Johnson and Johnson has recently faced litigation on claims that their baby powder causes ovarian cancer. The ingredient thought to cause health effects is talc, one of the softest minerals, that can be found in products as diverse as house paint and roofing materials. Although the American Cancer Society states that the use of talc is linked to cancer, the accusation that Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder directly causes ovarian cancer is still being debated.
The most recent lawsuit against the company resulted in over a $50 million loss. Senior Bridget Richard commented, “I think the company should be held accountable for letting their consumers know that the product that they are selling can be harmful.”