Talcum powder has been sold as a hygiene product for over a century. However, in 1971 researchers discovered a link between applying talcum powder to female genitals and a 30% greater risk of ovarian cancer. Now, hygiene product maker Johnson & Johnson faces thousands of lawsuits because they failed to warn consumers about the potential cancer risks, despite knowing for decades of numerous scientific studies suggesting talc is a cancer-causing mineral.
If you or a loved one used talcum powder products to improve feminine hygiene and developed Ovarian Cancer or Mesothelioma, please contact The Carlson Law Firm. You may be entitled to compensation.
Asbestos is a mineral that can be found in close proximity to talc on the earth’s surface. As a result, talc has been mined from deposits interwoven with asbestos fibers. The IARC classifies asbestos-tainted talc as “carcinogenic to humans.” Exposure to Talc can lead to Mesothelioma
The particles of the talcum powder travel through the vagina into the uterus, Fallopian tubes and into the ovaries. Research shows that this can cause inflammation and increase the risk of ovarian cancer in women.
Inhaled talc particles can cause wheezing, fast and shallow breathing and coughing. In some cases, people, particularly infants, develop respiratory diseases. People exposed to talc regularly over time, such as talc miners and millers, may have a higher chance of developing respiratory diseases.