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Screenshot from a video featuring Dr. William Longo scientist with Materials Analytical Services, testifies before Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy during a hearing entitled, “Examining Carcinogens in Talc and the Best Methods for Asbestos Detection.” Screenshot from a video featuring Dr. William Longo, a scientist with Materials Analytical Services, testifying Dec. 10 before the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy during a hearing titled “Examining Carcinogens in Talc and the Best Methods for Asbestos Detection.”

In a Los Angeles trial over Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, plaintiffs expert William Longo told jurors that his testing revealed 35% of the bottles with talc mined in China had asbestos in them.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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