Asbestos, talc and ovarian cancer have been in the news recently, with the awarding of $417 million in damages in a lawsuit tying ovarian cancer to talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay the millions to an East Los Angeles medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson's Baby Powder for decades. (Though a judge has since overturned the record verdict, citing an error in law and jury misconduct.)
Many people in North Carolina and around the region know by now that asbestos is an unsafe product that can cause lung cancer and other very serious conditions. Some of these illnesses can even lead to death. It is therefore unfortunate and disturbing when a company, knowing this, still insists on having its employees remove material containing asbestos. It is even more disturbing when this is done intentionally and in light of allegations of pure financial gain for the company.