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