Tanzania investigates whether Johnson & Johnson's baby powder causes cancer
The Tanzania Standards Organization has announced it is investigating reports that baby powder made by the American company Johnson & Johnson in the African country causes cancer. Tanzania Standard Organization CEO Anthumam Ngenya, stating that the organization has begun research on whether baby powders produced by the American company Johnson & Johnson cause cancer or not, noted that options from existing powders on the market have been collected and will be investigated.
Health experts in Tanzania also issued an order to phase out powders made by Johnson & Johnson and cited their talc content as causing difficult breathing problems for children.At the same time, the American company Johnson & Johnson offered last night to allocate 9 billion dollars to resolve complaints about cancer-causing products of this company.This new proposal has been put forward in order to resolve all past and future complaints against this company.
Johnson & Johnson has been facing accusations for years that the company's talc powders cause cancer.The company has now stopped selling its product, talc powder, in the US and Canada, and will completely cut global sales by the end of 2023.American companies have a negative history of testing or selling harmful drugs or medicinal products, particularly in developing countries.In 1996, the American company Pfizer tested new types of antibiotics called Trovan in the Kano region of northern Nigeria, which led to the death of 11 children and cerebral palsy to dozens of others.
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