For all official information and updates regarding COVID-19, visit the South African Department of Health's website at www.sacoronavirus.co.za

Home » Posts Tagged "Asbestos"

Tag Archives: Asbestos

Houses with asbestos roofs, despite 2008 ban, pose a health risk

16 February 2020, 1:09 PM

Despite the ban in 2008 on the use, manufacturing and processing of asbestos in South Africa; there are still some houses with asbestos roofing sheets.

Tokyo 2020 to take measures after asbestos found at venue: Asahi

30 December 2019, 12:26 PM

Tokyo 2020 organizers will take “emergency countermeasures” after asbestos was found at the water polo venue for next year’s Games after initially opting against treating it when it was discovered two years ago, Asahi newspaper reported on Monday.

J&J recalls baby powder as FDA finds asbestos in sample

19 October 2019, 11:17 AM

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33 000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.

Johnson & Johnson building

California jury awards $29m to woman with cancer who used J&J talc

14 March 2019, 2:11 PM

A California jury awarded $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in Johnson &Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder

Johnson and Johnson denies there is carcinogen in their talc

1 January 2019, 8:17 AM

“The FDA has tested Johnson’s talc since the ’70s. Every single time it did not contain asbestos,” Johnson and Johnson said in a 19 December tweet. It followed by several days the publication of a Reuters investigation found the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that the carcinogen lurked in its Baby Powder and other cosmetic talc products.

Weather

 

SABC © 2020