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FDA Warns of Asbestos in Claire Cosmetics; Seeks New Rules on Talc

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claire’s Stores Inc. because they tested positive for …

Insurers Being Asked About Asbestos-Talcum Exposure After J&J $4.6 Billion Verdict

Wall Street is trying to figure out whether the U.S. insurance industry will bear any costs from a record $4.69 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson awarded to customers and their families who claimed that asbestos-contaminated talc caused ovarian cancer. …

J&J Loses Trial in New Jersey Over Claims Linking Cancer to Asbestos in Talc

Johnson & Johnson suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering J&J and another company to pay $37 million in damages. …

J&J Jury in New Jersey Set to Weigh Banker’s Claims Baby Powder Caused Cancer

Jurors are set to weigh an investment banker’s claims that using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for more than 30 years caused him to develop a deadly cancer linked to asbestos. A New Jersey jury will begin deciding Wednesday whether …

Maryland Court Could Give More Time for Asbestos Lawsuits

A Maryland court is weighing whether to give workers sickened by asbestos exposure more time to sue their employers, a move that could open the door to new lawsuits. The Baltimore Sun reports Maryland law currently allows 20 years for …

Canada to Ban All Products Containing Asbestos by 2018

Canada is moving to ban all products containing asbestos by 2018. The comprehensive ban will include construction materials and brake pads that currently use the cancer-causing agent. Canada closed its last asbestos mines a decade ago, but had obstructed international …

Feds Investigate Illinois Firm Fined for Exposing Staff to Asbestos

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration proceedings against an Illinois construction company fined for allegedly importing Mexican workers to remove asbestos are on hold as federal officials look into possible criminal activity by the company. OSHA last year fined Joseph …

Oregon Jury Awards $8.75M in Asbestos Lawsuit

An Oregon jury has awarded $8.75 million to a 65-year-old man who has incurable cancer as a result of asbestos exposure in the 1970s. The Oregonian reported that David Hoff’s attorneys say the former construction worker’s mesothelioma was caused by …

Asbestos Confirmed at West Virginia University

A West Virginia University official says test results at the WVU Coliseum confirm the presence of asbestos in materials that were exposed during recent construction activities. WVU Environmental Health and Safety John Principe said the material discovered April 29 was …

OSHA: Texas Workers Exposed to Asbestos at Construction Site

Federal safety regulators say three commercial real estate renovators have been cited for a combined $112,000 in penalties for exposing workers to asbestos hazards at a San Antonio, Texas, worksite. FBZ Broadway LP, One Eighty Construction Inc. and Roscoe Properties …