By the turn of century, Johnson and Johnson was persuading women to powder themselves, too. In 1913, advertisements included the tagline, “Best for Baby, Best for You,” according to recent story in Bloomberg titled, “Johnson & Johnson Has a Baby Powder Problem.”
Over the years, J&J has spent a great deal of effort convincing consumers that their Baby Powder was safety and trustworthy for babies and adults, but studies show Baby Powder is not nearly as safe as J&J would have you believe.
For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has cautioned against using Baby Powder on babies, warning the fine talc particles could cause breathing problems. And now, baby powder is in the spotlight for allegedly causing ovarian cancer in women who used it regularly for feminine hygiene.
Hundreds of ovarian cancer victims across the country are taking legal action, alleging Johnson and Johnson knew about the ovarian cancer risks but ignored them to protect their bottom line. With each Johnson and Johnson lawsuit filed, the public distrust continues to grow.