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Oct 23 2020

Findings from Recent Study Rebuke Notion that Chrysotile is "Safe" Asbestos

“Asbestos” is the generic designation given to six naturally occurring mineral fibers including the serpentine mineral, chrysotile, and the five amphibole minerals, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite, and tremolite. ...

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Sep 15 2020

Asbestos Workers at Higher Risk for COVID -19 Complications

Asbestos abatement workers have been essential long before the COVID -19 pandemic hit. Since then and the subsequent lockdown, many cities have been accelerating construction work due to the closures of many public spaces, and property owners are ...

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Aug 13 2020

Matching Pledge Offered for 9th Annual Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is pleased to announce a matching pledge from an anonymous donor who owes his life to and is grateful and thankful to Dr. Robert Cameron. The ...

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Jul 30 2020

Pandemic Weaponized by Asbestos Companies to Delay/Deny Justice

For asbestos cancer patients who seek legal redress against asbestos companies, time is of the essence. An unexpected cancer diagnosis has produced an avalanche of out-of-pocket costs. For those who were working, a vital income stream has been cut ...

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Jul 22 2020

Register Now! For The 2020 Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma

In October of 2012, the Pacific Mesothelioma Center hosted their Inaugural 5k Walk to raise awareness about mesothelioma and to pay tribute to those who have fought the disease or are still fighting. Worthington & Caron, P.C. served as the lead ...

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Jul 8 2020

Chanel, Revlon, and L'Oreal Join Johnson & Johnson in Removing Talc from Products

Major cosmetic brands Chanel, Revlon, and L’Oreal are following suit with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and will stop the manufacture and sale of talc-based cosmetic products. J&J is party to thousands of lawsuits alleging that the ...

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Mar 12 2020

FDA Finds Asbestos in 20% of Cosmetic Talc Products Tested

The United States’ Food and Drug Administration began testing cosmetic talc products for asbestos contamination in late 2018 after independent testing of compact makeup powder marketed to young girls revealed the presence of asbestos. The FDA ...

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Feb 17 2020

FDA Holds Public Hearing-Stands Up to Cosmetic Talc Industry on Asbestos Testing Standards

On February 4, 2020, the FDA held a public hearing on testing methodology for asbestos in talc and cosmetics. This is the first time the FDA has held a public hearing on the matter for nearly 50 years. Since the 1970s, the US Occupational Health and ...

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Jan 22 2020

FDA's Upcoming Hearing on Talc Testing Standards

On February 4, 2020 the FDA will hold the first public hearing on testing methodology for asbestos in talc and cosmetics since 1971. This follows a nationwide recall of Baby Power in October 2019 after federal regulators detected asbestos ...

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Jan 20 2020

Case Study Finds Talc Exposure Sole Cause of Meso

A first of its kind case study published in January’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, identified consumer talcum powder contaminated with asbestos as the signature cause of mesothelioma in 33 long-term users. Dr. Jacqueline ...

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Jan 17 2020

California State Assembly Passes the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act to Ban Asbestos and Other Dangerous Chemicals from Cosmetics

On January 14 the California State Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic passed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, AB 495, to ban 13 toxic chemicals including asbestos, lead, mercury and formaldehyde from beauty and personal care products ...

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Jan 10 2020

New Mexico Sues Johnson & Johnson for False Advertising and Misleading the Public of the Dangers of Talc

Attorney general of New Mexico, Hector Balderas, announced in a press release on January 6 that he has filed suit on behalf of the state of New Mexico against Johnson & Johnson and three other corporations for wrongful marketing, sale and ...

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Dec 16 2019

Johnson & Johnson & Its Old Pal the FDA

Last week Reuters News published a new report as part of their continuing investigation into Johnson & Johnson revealing new details on how the corporate giant used its relationship with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to manipulate the ...

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Nov 19 2019

CBS Los Angeles: Veteran's Day Interview with Dr. Cameron and Larry Wilcox

This Veterans Day, CBS Los Angeles had Dr. Robert Cameron and Vietnam Vet and CHiPS television star Larry Wilcox on their Health Watch. Dr. Cameron detailed the high incidence of mesothelioma among veterans and his mission to help them combat this ...

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Nov 1 2019

Pacific Meso Center's 8th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma

This past Saturday (October 26th) the Pacific Meso Center’s 8 th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma took place at Will Rogers State Historic Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. Over $112,000 was raised to spread awareness and support PMC’s ...

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Oct 31 2019

The Call is Coming from the Basement

Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration announced that lab tests had found trace amounts of chrysotile asbestos fibers in a bottle of Johnson & Johnson’s talc baby powder. J&J issued a recall of 33,000 bottles of baby powder ...

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Oct 28 2019

Retailers Remove Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder from Shelves

Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid have all removed Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder from their shelves after last Friday’s safety recall was issued when news broke that J&J’s talc baby powder was contaminated with ...

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Oct 24 2019

EWG to Congress: Protect Our Children from Asbestos

The Environmental Working Group is again urging Congress to require warning labels on talc products after Johnson & Johnson issued a recall last week of 33,000 bottles of their baby powder after testing conducted by the Food and Drug ...

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Oct 22 2019

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Asbestos Concerns

On October 18, Johnson & Johnson announced that it was voluntarily recalling 33,000 bottles of baby powder after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered trace levels of chrysotile asbestos from the same lot. The recall represents the ...

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Oct 14 2019

NYT's "The Weekly" Tackles the Toxicity of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder

The Weekly, a new TV series from The New York Times, latest episode centers around a woman diagnosed with mesothelioma who chose to spend what turned out to be her last few months fighting Johnson & Johnson. Patricia Schmitz vividly recalls the ...

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Oct 7 2019

Join Us for the Pacific Meso Center's 8th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma on October 26, 2019

The Pacific Meso Center’s 8 th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma is only a few weeks away! Worthington & Caron, P.C. is proud to serve as lead sponsor for this fun and important fundraising event, as we have done every year since its inception ...

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Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

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