Research published in the last decade confirms long-held suspicions that dusting the genital area with talcum powder increases a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer. Talc particles can travel through a woman’s reproductive area and migrate to the ovaries. Talc is slow to break down and can remain intact in the ovaries for years. The foreign particles create an inflammatory response, creating conditions which increase the likelihood of cancer growth.
As many as 10,000 women develop ovarian cancer each year as a result of baby powder use, says Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Daniel Cramer. Ovarian cancer is expected to result in more than 14,000 deaths this year in the United States. And despite evidence presented by scientific studies linking perineal talcum powder dusting to ovarian cancer, talc is still an unregulated substance in the United States.
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits
The talcum powder cancer connection has become mainstream in recent years and women are now learning that their cancer diagnosis may be linked to their regular use of talcum powder.
Never warned of the danger, these women are rightfully angry. Johnson & Johnson is now facing lawsuits throughout the United States based on its failure to warn consumers of the talcum powder cancer risk.
The first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was won in a North Dakota federal court in 2013. One attorney representing Johnson & Johnson conceded that company executives had been aware of the baby powder’s link to ovarian cancer for years but did not deem the risk significant enough to require a product warning. Meanwhile, the company has marketed talcum powder products widely and dominates this sector of the cosmetics market. Women and the families of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer have a right to litigate against the company in order to seek justice.
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