Long-term Asbestos Exposure Can Trigger Lung Cancer in Children, Say Experts

After the US health regulators found traces of asbestos in samples from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder and forced the company to recall 33,000 bottles of talcum powder, physicians in India have warned that long-term exposure of asbestos can trigger lung cancer in children.

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have the potential to cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health groups. According to media reports, customers should stop using powder from the affected JJ batch ‘immediately’. READ MORE

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