In 2018, a United States court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7 billion (about R670 billion) to 22 women after they claimed that the company’s talcum powder contributed to the development of ovarian cancer. According to testimonies, the company had not disclosed that its powder contains asbestos, which is believed to promote cancerous cells. And, while science still tries to establish whether there is a link, the case has highlighted the dangers of using vaginal cleaning products.
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