Johnson & Johnson ends worldwide sale of talc-based baby powder

Johnson & Johnson ends worldwide sale of talc-based baby powder

After a long battle, talc-based baby powder company Johnson & Johnson is ending their worldwide sale.

The company will stop its distribution in 2023 across the globe. 

It has already discontinued its sale in the US and Canada in 2020. 

The talc was allegedly contaminated with asbestos, reportedly causing health problems including ovarian cancer. 

The company will now transition to a cornstarch-based product that is already available in several countries.

Johnson & Johnson had a revenue of $95.588 billion in 2022.

Despite the change in product, the company still insists that the product is safe to use. 

In 2021, the Supreme court awarded 22 women a combined $2.1 billion in damages caused by talc products.