The negative health effects caused by asbestos exposure have been well documented. When asbestos fibers are released into the air and inhaled, they can settle into the lower region of the lungs, causing scarring and inflammation. Many individuals who are exposed to asbestos develop certain forms of cancer and other diseases that reduce respiratory function. Sadly, these conditions are often fatal.
Johnson & Johnson got its start selling surgical dressings in 1886, but it was the company’s expansion to baby care products in 1894 that made Johnson & Johnson a household name. The company’s baby powder, made from crushed talc, has been a nursery staple ever since. Today, Johnson & Johnson offers a stunning variety of products from Band-Aids to shampoos, with global sales of more than $93.7 billion in 2021. But its beloved baby powder has been under fire since 2017. Here’s what you need to know.