6 Of 7 J&J Talc Samples Contained Asbestos, Jury Told

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (February 7, 2019, 10:36 PM EST) -- A scientist testifying in a California trial over allegations that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder once contained cancer-causing asbestos told the jury Thursday that he found asbestos in six of seven samples of J&J talc from South Korean mines.

The parties spent the day at the Oakland proceeding examining William Longo, a material scientist and electron microscopist who is the president of Georgia-based Material Analytical Services, which specializes in analyzing samples for asbestos.

Longo said his company used multiple test methods to analyze seven Korean mine talc samples, and at least one technique was more sensitive than the commonly used polarized light...

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