Healthcare Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US, Canada amid lawsuits claiming it causes cancer Updated : May 20, 2020 07:46 AM IST The company insists, and the overwhelming majority of medical research on talc indicates, that the talc baby powder is safe and doesn’t cause cancer. J&J will still sell its less-popular cornstarch-based baby powder in North America. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.