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Containers of Johnson's Baby Powder made by Johnson and Johnson appear on a shelf on July 13, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
On Wednesday, a jury in California commissioned Johnson and Johnson to pay $ 29 million to a woman claiming that asbestos in the company's talcum powder-based products, including Johnson's baby powder, caused mesothelioma, the latest defeat for health conglomerates facing thousands of similar scissors field.
J & J denies claims that its talk causes cancer, says many studies and tests of regulators worldwide have shown that the talc is safe and asbestos-free.
The New Jersey-based company is likely to appeal the verdict, which was made at the California Superior Court in Oakland.