TAKE ACTION NOW. Tell Johnson & Johnson to remove its talc-based product from the global market!

Documents show Johnson & Johnson was aware since the late 1950s that the talc used in Johnson’s Baby Powder sometimes contained asbestos, known to cause health issues including cancer and mesothelioma. Although Johnson & Johnson announced it will stop selling its talc-based powder in U.S and Canada, it will continue selling it to women across …

MARKETING TO CHILDREN – SELLING THEM OUT

“Just like paedophiles, marketers have become child experts” — Michael Brody, who chaired the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s television and media committee. Strong words, perhaps. But it is time to return parents, teachers… to their rightful roles as the real experts on children

CAP: Ban talcum powder and talc-based products

The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the Ministry of Health to ban talcum powder and talc-based products.   Talcum powder has been directly used on the skin as an effective absorbent to help deodorise and for imparting a silky touch. The primary component in talcum powder is magnesium silicate hydroxide (commonly known as talc). Talc is …

Government should control supply and subsidise facemask prices

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) views the current Covid-19 epidemic situation with concern as, until 10 March, the virus has infected 116,345 victims worldwide. Moreover, Covid-19 negatively impacted on the availability and the cost of many pharmaceutical and medical products (facemasks included) since China was a major producer and exporter. We urge the government …