Johnson & Johnson have recently been ordered by a Missouri state court to pay US$55 million to a woman who reported that using their baby powder and Shower to Shower talc caused her to develop ovarian cancer. This is the second order for payment in three months.
Johnson & Johnson now face 1,200 similar claims, however will appeal and continue to defend their brands safety.
Interestingly and sadly, the lawyer in the case states researches started to link talcum powder to ovarian cancer in the 1970’s and Johnson & Johnson were aware of these studies. “The evidence is real clear that Johnson & Johnson has known about the dangers associated with talcum powder for over 30 years,” Onder said. “Instead of giving a warning, what they did was targeted the groups most at risk for developing ovarian cancer,” specifically marketing to overweight women, blacks and Hispanics, he said. (Quote sourced from: news.com.au).
With this in the news recently I thought it was a great time to catch up with Antonette, Mum and creator of Organic Baby Skin Care Range, Little Innoscents.
I have met Antonette a few times before, use their products myself and have heard so many great things about Little Innsocents. I wanted to ask her what she thinks about the Johnson & Johnson case and also get some advice from her on skin care for littlies with skin conditions such as excema, dermatitis and dry, itchy skin. Her advice - moisture, moisture, moisture with good quality body loving moisturiser. Your baby will love the massage and you will enjoy the quality time with your bub!
You can hear our interview here: