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Ramblings about life . . .

What I share about my life is simply to help reinforce the knowledge that it is possible to live with love and laughter, in between the tough times.

Life is what we make of it, no matter how harrowing. We accept and embody this with-in ourselves, thereby allowing the energy to manifest outwardly in our reality.

It starts with each one of us as an individual to form the collective consciousness.

Be the dream.

We honour the light and the life within you.

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Allure: Johnson & Johnson Was Ordered to Pay a Record-Setting Verdict to This Cancer Patient

Post from Allure 8 May 2017

Johnson & Johnson has been court-ordered to pay out a record-setting $110.5 million to a Virginia woman who claims to have developed ovarian cancer after using the company's products for more than four decades.


Lois Slemp, 62, of Wise, Virginia, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Slemp claimed that Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder were the reason behind her illness and a St. Louis jury ruled in her favor.

Johnson's Baby Powder, which is formulated with the controversial ingredient talc, was listed as one of the products from the company that allegedly led to Slemp's illness. Talc, which we've previously reported, is a mineral powder made from magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen can be found in your favorite face powders and eye shadows. How is it considered potentially dangerous? If the mineral isn't properly purified, it could contain asbestos, a known carcinogen. Several studies have shown a small (but important) link between the regular use of asbestos-contaminated talc and ovarian, lung, and uterine cancers.

According to the Associated Press, this is the largest settlement from a series of similar lawsuits against the company. In three other cases last year, Johnson & Johnson, which also owns Aveeno, Clean & Clear, and Neutrogena, was asked to pay plaintiffs $72 million, $70.1 million, and $55 million, for a combined total of $197.1 million.

After settling Slemp's case, the company has a long road ahead as it faces an estimated 2,000 similar cases surrounding its products containing talcum powder. But as Carol Goodrich, a spokeswoman for the company said, Johnson & Johnson plans to appeal the verdicts. "We are preparing for additional trials this year and will continue to defend the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder," she said in a statement.


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