Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

March 30, 2014

Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer Linked

Evidence confirms that since the early 1970s, baby powder manufacturers have been aware, yet unresponsive, to the risks associated with the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer.  Meanwhile, one of the largest cosmetics corporations in the nation has intentionally partnered with talc mining companies to obtain the intensely dangerous mineral used in these products advertised to be clinically proven as safe, gentle and mild.  Leading the baby powder industry, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has additionally marketed the use of baby powder to result in smooth and fresh skin, however, numerous cancer prevention associations insist that this marketing has proven Johnson & Johnson irresponsible in marketing such a product in false light.  Despite multiple petitions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the hazardous mineral talc has yet to receive any regulation of its use in the United States.  Subsequently, justice must be obtained for the women who have suffered and died as a result of the use of baby powder, initiated through talcum powder cancer lawsuits.

Science Behind Talc Powder and Cancer Risks to Women

Though one the most natural-occurring substances, talc powder has been linked to ovarian cancer in women. Talc, the main ingredient in baby powder, is an extremely delicate mineral composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen.  The mineral is mined and used in many industries, including papermaking, paint, electric cable, and cosmetics.  Talc in its powder form is used as a rash preventative, absorbing excess moisture and reducing friction between the skins.  The mineral, while few redeeming qualities do exist, has a comparable chemical composition with asbestos, another substance known to cause life-threatening cancers.  As women use baby powder, the direct application of the talc to the genital area results in the mineral traveling up the vagina and into the ovaries, where the cancer is developed and proliferated.  The cancer cells continue to grow in an uncontrolled manner, invading the tissue and eventually spreading throughout the body. The growth of ovarian cancer cells can be deadly and the use of baby powder can increase your risk of ovarian cancer.

Experts and research shows that approximately one in five American women applies talcum powder to her genital area on a daily bases.  Cancer cell development from talc powder is a product of the talc particles creating an inflammatory response in the ovaries. Medical experts have long known that inflammation in the ovaries causes proliferation of cells, further resulting in the malignant transformation of ovarian cancer cells. The build-up of the talc particles in the ovaries combined with the said inflammation leaves a woman three times as likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who refrain from use. Talc particles can settle into the body tissue for many years, leaving the female users in grave risk of cancer.

Talc Powder Cancer Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has used a talc-based baby powder and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, our law firm is waiting to diligently work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.  You can rest assured that we will provide the highest quality of legal representation to eliminate your worry and burden during this troubling time, and further guarantee that we will charge you no fee unless we win compensation on your behalf.
Call us TODAY to answer your questions and determine the legal actions available to you through a Talc Powder Cancer Lawsuit. Call our law firm today at 1-800-883-9858

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