According to studies, using talcum powder may make a woman more likely to develop ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is one of the worst tumours in women and is frequently referred to as the “silent killer.” It frequently appears without warning and is challenging to spot in the beginning stages. This explains why it typically goes untreated until cancer has metastasized, or spread to other organs.
As part of their personal hygiene routine, many women use talcum powder, sometimes known as baby powder. Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Johnson’s Baby Powder are two of the most well-known brands, but there are many others. The main component is talc, which is a mineral made of hydrated magnesium silicate. The minuscule particles can enter the body and go to the ovaries when utilised in the vaginal region or sprinkled on sanitary pads, tampons, or diaphragms.
The usage of talcum powder by 8,525 women with ovarian cancer and 9,859 healthy controls was compared in a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston that was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research in 2013. (women who remained cancer-free). The findings demonstrated that talcum powder use in the vaginal region increased the risk of getting an ovarian tumour by 24%.
Harvard epidemiologist stated in a 2013 case brought by a lady who had gotten ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower product for almost 30 years that this form of dusting is responsible for 10,000 new cases of ovarian cancer annually, or 45% of all new cases. The plaintiff won because of the jury’s decision.
Nationwide lawsuits are being brought against talcum powder producers and talc mining firms that are accused of failing to inform female customers about the dangers of genital dusting.
While Johnson & Johnson dominates the industry, there are a number of other producers of cosmetics and personal care items with talc as the main ingredient. Included in this are, but not limited to:
Smith & Johnson. Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower are two of the talc brands produced by this company.
Speak with a talcum powder attorney if you used talcum powder, baby powder, or any other talc-based product before learning that you had ovarian cancer. Medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages could be covered by the law as a settlement for your losses. You can get assistance from a lawyer in figuring out whether you have a strong case.
Attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. are looking into the scientific data connecting talcum powder use in the vaginal area to ovarian cancer. Please get in touch with us if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used any brand or variety of talcum powder. Our legal staff can be contacted by filling out an online form.