Careless talc costs lives
Johnson & Johnson is to stop making and selling its legendary baby talc due to health concerns—raised in US civil litigation, natch! People who want a scapegoat's money to compensate for their disease, claim that the company's talc is contaminated with asbestos. Hence cancer.*
As a response, the company is replacing the talc in its baby powder products with cornstarch. They remain tight-lipped as to whether it too contains asbestos. Rumours that, with the addition of a little baking powder and water, it makes an ideal baby batter have only just started—and remember, you read it here first!
But just how long will it take some enterprising USAsian to sue the company for its new formula causing a dust explosion? (thinking)
* If that sounds above-averagely cynical, I have specific experience with US
sue you kulchur in relation to allegations of workplace disease. All logic goes out the window once lawyers get involved. (vulture)