Talcum Powder

ovarian cancer and other related forms of cancer in women
Talcum Powder

ABOUT TALCUM POWDER

Talcum powder is a frequently used over-the-counter healthcare product that millions of people each year buy for a wide range of applications. The soft white powder is derived from the mineral talc, also known as magnesium silicate. Most talc is mined, sifted and packaged into personal hygiene products such as baby powder to prevent diaper rash, cosmetics and other consumer goods.

PURPOSE OF THE PRODUCT

Talcum powder has been positioned, through powerful marketing practices, as a necessary, household frequent-use product. In many families, the use begins at birth. Mothers and childcare workers have used this power in babies diapers to prevent rash by reducing moisture in and around the genitals.

Furthermore, cosmetic manufacturers include talcum powder in their products and manufacturing processes, including eyeshadows, blush, facial powders, deodorants, sanitary pads, foot powders, and more. Talcum powder usage is associated with high potential risk of ovarian cancer and development of serious respiratory conditions.

Talc containing products are typically used without concern in the most sensitive areas of the body on adults and babies of all ages.

WARNINGS

Over the course of the past 40 years medically trained scientists have questioned the safety of regular talcum powder usage due to its potentially carcinogenic side effects in the human body. Studies performed by researchers and reputable healthcare providers have linked persistent use of talc to ovarian cancer.

The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of talcum powder based products due to its link to cancer and respiratory conditions. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends consumers minimize exposure to talc based on a 1995 study of the health effects of long term talc exposure on workers.

SAFETY ISSUES

Talcum powder usage is associated with high potential risk of ovarian cancer and development of respiratory conditions. When talcum powder is applied to the female groin area talc fibers are known to migrate into the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries. These carcinogenic fibers remain intact for years causing inflammation and in some women ultimately ovarian and other types of cancer.

Recent studies in the journal Cancer Prevention Research point to a 20-30 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer with talcum powder usage.

HOW BERNSTEIN, DECAILLY & MARSHALL, PLLC CAN HELP

In 2018, a jury award $4.7 billion to 22 woman who said the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing baby powder caused their ovarian cancer. Class action lawsuits have been filed in California and Illinois, as well as individual cases in other states.

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian or other forms of female reproductive cancer and have used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, Shower to Shower or other talc based products, contact us immediately for a no cost case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation. The irresponsibility on the part of Johnson & Johnson - and companies like this - is egregious, and consumers and their families should understand the risks and how to protect themselves.

Talcum Powder

ovarian cancer and other related forms of cancer in women
Talcum Powder

ABOUT TALCUM POWDER

Talcum powder is a frequently used over-the-counter healthcare product that millions of people each year buy for a wide range of applications. The soft white powder is derived from the mineral talc, also known as magnesium silicate. Most talc is mined, sifted and packaged into personal hygiene products such as baby powder to prevent diaper rash, cosmetics and other consumer goods.

PURPOSE OF THE PRODUCT

Talcum powder has been positioned, through powerful marketing practices, as a necessary, household frequent-use product. In many families, the use begins at birth. Mothers and childcare workers have used this power in babies diapers to prevent rash by reducing moisture in and around the genitals.

Furthermore, cosmetic manufacturers include talcum powder in their products and manufacturing processes, including eyeshadows, blush, facial powders, deodorants, sanitary pads, foot powders, and more. Talcum powder usage is associated with high potential risk of ovarian cancer and development of serious respiratory conditions.

Talc containing products are typically used without concern in the most sensitive areas of the body on adults and babies of all ages.

WARNINGS

Over the course of the past 40 years medically trained scientists have questioned the safety of regular talcum powder usage due to its potentially carcinogenic side effects in the human body. Studies performed by researchers and reputable healthcare providers have linked persistent use of talc to ovarian cancer.

The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of talcum powder based products due to its link to cancer and respiratory conditions. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends consumers minimize exposure to talc based on a 1995 study of the health effects of long term talc exposure on workers.

SAFETY ISSUES

Talcum powder usage is associated with high potential risk of ovarian cancer and development of respiratory conditions. When talcum powder is applied to the female groin area talc fibers are known to migrate into the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries. These carcinogenic fibers remain intact for years causing inflammation and in some women ultimately ovarian and other types of cancer.

Recent studies in the journal Cancer Prevention Research point to a 20-30 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer with talcum powder usage.

HOW BERNSTEIN, DECAILLY & MARSHALL, PLLC CAN HELP

In 2018, a jury award $4.7 billion to 22 woman who said the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing baby powder caused their ovarian cancer. Class action lawsuits have been filed in California and Illinois, as well as individual cases in other states.

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian or other forms of female reproductive cancer and have used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, Shower to Shower or other talc based products, contact us immediately for a no cost case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation. The irresponsibility on the part of Johnson & Johnson - and companies like this - is egregious, and consumers and their families should understand the risks and how to protect themselves.

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