One factor behind asbestos litigation is the amount of media attention focused on asbestos. Accordingly, it’s telling to see the increasing media attention around the globe. A current example arises as the Korean media focuses attention on products with talc that may or may not contain asbestos fibers. A Korea Times article of April 5 reports on 11 baby powers said to be “contaminated,” and describes calls for investigations into whether balloons or gum used talc that contained asbestos fibers.