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Asbestos in baby powder used to clean ant waste

Post: # 54822Post samgeewisegam
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:37 pm

I noticed baby powder was used to clean up ant waste in one of the AntsCanada YouTube videos. Please avoid Johnson & Johnson baby powder if you do this, as they have been found to contain cancer-causing asbestos.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/jj-shares-drop-on-report-company-knew-of-asbestos-in-baby-powder/amp

Please inform others who may use this product, whether ant related or not. Thank you for reading!

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Re: Asbestos in baby powder used to clean ant waste

Post: # 54907Post antnest8
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:15 am

WHAT!! I really find that hard to believe.
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Re: Asbestos in baby powder used to clean ant waste

Post: # 54908Post antnest8
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:23 am

the article said that it was in there talc powder. my baby powder is cornstarch based (the reason it does not work with alcohol). would that be affected too?
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Re: Asbestos in baby powder used to clean ant waste

Post: # 54919Post samgeewisegam
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:22 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:23 am
the article said that it was in there talc powder. my baby powder is cornstarch based (the reason it does not work with alcohol). would that be affected too?
The asbestos was part of the talc component of the baby powder, so I'm assuming cornstarch based is fine.

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Re: Asbestos in baby powder used to clean ant waste

Post: # 54920Post samgeewisegam
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:34 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:15 am
WHAT!! I really find that hard to believe.
The information can be found through the link I attached to the original post, but you can also google Johnson & Johnson asbestos and find further supporting info. There was an official report from Reuters that Johnson & Johnson knew for a while.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cancer-impact/jj-moves-to-limit-impact-of-reuters-report-on-asbestos-in-baby-powder-idUSKBN1OG2HH?il=0

Read the entire thing. Independent testing (as in NOT done by Johnson & Johnson themselves) has shown that there have been asbestos results in their product.

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Re: Asbestos in baby powder used to clean ant waste

Post: # 54921Post antnest8
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:47 pm

I read that. scary right!?
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Re: Asbestos in baby powder used to clean ant waste

Post: # 54923Post samgeewisegam
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:01 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:47 pm
I read that. scary right!?
Very scary.

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