This victory is the result of a global-wide movement of people who took action to hold Johnson & Johnson accountable for the sale of asbestos-contaminated talcum powder and its links to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
In 2017, WVE identified 28 baby powder products that contained talc. In 2020 we went back to those 28 products to find out what had changed. In short, a lot.
Targeting Black communities with predatory marketing for products linked to cancer is not a sign that Johnson & Johnson cares about the Black community. If it did, the company would commit to addressing the harm of their products.
Why women are holding companies accountable and demanding further study into this toxic ingredient found in products marketed to women for good health.