BASF faces litigation “Pandora’s Box” in relation to talc-asbestos claims

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015

The global chemicals group is the latest high profile company to face legal action over claims its talc products allegedly contained cancer-causing asbestos.

Global chemicals company BASF is fighting claims concerning asbestos injury suits brought decades ago against Engelhard Corp., a company BASF acquired in 2006, relating to Engelhard’s talc mining operations that ended in 1983.

The plaintiffs allege that BASF (formerly Engelhard) concealed evidence that its talc products contained disease-causing asbestos and fabricated...

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