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Studies Show Talc Powder, Ovarian Cancer Connections

For more than twenty years, scientific studies have exposed the association between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Dr. Daniel W. Cramer,  a lead researcher on the topic, estimates that as many as 10% of all occurrences of ovarian cancer are caused by the use of talcum powder on the genitals. Since studying this link, Dr. Cramer has spread the word throughout the medical community, urging gynecologists to warn their patients of the dangers associated with talc and baby powders on their genitals.

In spite of Dr. Cramer’s work, one of the leading sellers of talc and baby powders, Johnson and Johnson, has refused to warn its customers of the potential for danger. One of the most recent studies published about such dangers estimates that talc powder users increase their risk for ovarian cancer by 30 percent.

Though talcum is a naturally occurring substance, it can travel inside the body and irritate the genital tract. Doctors have also discovered particles of talc in the lymph nodes of ovarian cancer patients, bolstering the belief that there is indeed a connection between the powder and the affliction.

Talc baby and body powder manufacturers owe it to their customers to warn them of this potentially fatal link. A simple warning label discouraging the use of the product on genitals would help prevent women from developing ovarian cancer. It’s not only dishonest to deceive people this way, it’s also dangerous on a public health level. Prevention of cancer is much easier than battling it.

Talcum Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to long-term talcum powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.