Talcum Powder Usage Linked to Cancer

January 1, 2013

Common Product Found in Baby Powder Connected to Cancer

For over four decades, the healthcare industry including, but not limited to, medical professionals, medical science researchers, and organizations directed towards cancer awareness have been conscious of a potential link between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer in women. Unfortunately, only a mediocre effort has been put forth from the healthcare industry in petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate and potentially recall thousands upon thousands of bottles of baby powder containing talcum powder.  The leading manufacturer of baby powder has also been aware of the life-threatening risks linked to the product; however, no action has been administrated for a recall, and the manufacturers further continue to market their product as safe, gentle and mild.

Studies and Talcum Powder Awareness

A casual link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder usage has been amongst topics of cancer awareness organizations since the 1970’s.  Talcum powder is used in many cosmetics, predominantly in baby powders as a rash preventative and moisture absorbent.  A study administered by the American Association for Cancer Research (insert hyperlink:http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/6/8/811 ) suggests a high probability of an aggressive connection between ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder. The numbers within these studies speak volume, particularly those relating a 30% higher risk of cancer with those females who applied talcum powder to the genital area over a period of time.

Jury Found Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn of Talcum Powder Link to Cancer

A leading manufacturer has failed to warn consumers of a link between cancer and talcum powder.  The powder has an extremely comparable chemical composition with asbestos, another substance known to cause life-threating cancers.  Less than one year ago, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was found negligent by a jury verdict due to inadequate warning of this known link to cancer and their baby powder product line.   J&J was aware of the impending issues with females applying the powder to their genitals, yet did not allege to any warning whatsoever.  J&J and Talc Powder

Ovarian Cancer Lawyer

Our firm is duly working to gather more information on the safety of talcum powder and the makers of baby powder containing this mineral.  If you or someone you know has been affected with ovarian cancer and has prior use of talcum powder in the vaginal area, please call us TODAY to answer your questions and determine the legal actions available to you through a lawsuit.  Call our firm today at 1-800-883-9858.

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