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Talc is a big no no!

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    At an event in 2019, Sustainne business member Rhonda Sherwood from Sherwood Green Life warned the audience not to use talc because it is mined near asbestos. She said to avoid baby powder and anything in powder form. Shortly thereafter lawsuits claiming that Johnson & Johnson’s products containing talc had caused cancer were being settled in favor of the sick plaintiffs. J&J had been the subject of such litigation since 2016 according to this article and faces 14,000 claims that its products caused cancer. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-21/johnson-johnson-loses-25-million-new-york-talc-verdict. It’s important to understand how lax the regulations are in our country over ingredients in personal care products and to choose products that have been carefully screened for safety and that that provide ingredient transparency.

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