The recent buzz about Johnson & Johnson’s $72 million talcum powder cancer lawsuit is raising a lot of eyebrows about the safety of talc in everyday bath/body products & cosmetics.
In a nutshell, here’s what you need to know about the case:
Jacqueline Fox, one of the dozens of women with ovarian cancer, sued Johnson & Johnson alleging that “the healthcare products giant deliberately turned a blind eye to scientific evidence showing a possible link between the use of talcum powder in the female genital area & an increased risk for ovarian cancer,” said Chris Morran in the article “Jury Awards $72 Million in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit.”
As a team, we can proudly tout that since 2008, after reading the initial reports of the possible links between cancer & talc, we developed our own safe alternative – Shobha® Talc-Free Powder. In the interview “Small Business Rules: the Shobha Rule by American Express” Shobha (our founder & CEO) states “Instead of using talc-powder, for example, which is a known carcinogen, we said, ‘you know, we’re not going to do that.’ We’re going to create a talc-free powder so that our specialists who performs the services are safe & so that our clients are safe.”
While our talc-free formula costs about 10 times more, we feel is it’s our company’s responsibility to care about the wellbeing of our clients. We are proud, today, years later to look back at this video & smile because we are able to honestly say, “We didn’t do that.”