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Asbestos in baby powder: Johnson & Johnson wants to end legal dispute with 8 billion euros
For years, baby powders made by Johnson & Johnson have been suspected of being contaminated with asbestos and causing cancer. The pharmaceutical company now faces tens of thousands of lawsuits and recently offered a settlement payment of 8.1 billion euros ($8.9 billion) to end the legal dispute. But how can asbestos get into baby powder in the first place? And are there indications that asbestos-contaminated cosmetics cause cancer? Read more in our news article. ... read more
New Hazardous Substances Ordinance: What will change in 2023?
As announced in our follow-up report to DCONex, the new Hazardous Substances Ordinance (GefStoffV) is due to be published in the 2nd quarter of 2023. But who does this regulation actually affect? And what are the most important changes in the new GefStoffV? Are there any innovations to the regulations for dealing with asbestos? Get an overview here. ... read more
Film review from an expert's point of view: "Asbestos – the never-ending story"
The documentary "Asbestos – the never-ending story" shows that even today no one is entirely safe from this hazardous material. We took the time to critically examine the documentation from an expert's point of view. ... read more