UN The American company, Johnson & Johnson, rejected a report that the company had known for decades that there were traces of asbestos in its talc.
This Friday, after the report was published by the news agency Reuters, the company's shares fell, recording the worst stock auction in 16 years. Stocks fell more than 9%, the biggest decline since 2002, revised AP.
Johnson & Johnson said in a statement that "thousands of independent tests conducted by leading regulators and laboratories around the world have proven that our baby talc never had asbestos."
Reuters cited a document that was released as part of a lawsuit, arguing that the product may be linked to ovarian cancer. The company contested the charges in court and described the news agency's report as "biased, false and inflammatory."
According to Reuters reports, it warrants the existence of documents indicating that counseling laboratories have found asbestos in J & J talc since 1957 and 1958.