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At some point in your life, whether you realized it or not, you’ve probably used talc. You might have powdered your infant’s bottom after a diaper change with baby powder or applied concealer when doing your makeup. The cosmetics industry has encouraged women for decades to use talcum powder after showering. Unfortunately, many people don’t know of the risks associated with using talc in that manner. And why would they? Johnson and Johnson refuses to label their powders with warnings that the product could cause ovarian cancer. Recent lawsuits may eventually change that, but for now, millions of consumers are using a dangerous product with no knowledge of the risks. The reality is that most of us know very little about talc.

Talc is the softest mineral on the planet. It’s found in the ground and is often interlaced with asbestos, another potentially deadly mineral. When inhaled, asbestos can scar the lungs and cause fatal diseases. Both substances can be found in paint, crayons, cosmetics and other household products. The Food and Drug Administration requires that only the purest grade talc is used in food and cosmetic products, and manufacturers stand by claims that their products are safe.

Experts say, however, the test used to determine the grade of talc used in products is outdated and often inaccurate. And these tests are also often not utilized in products manufactured in places like China and Pakistan. Without rigorous testing, it’s easy for talc and asbestos to slip into commonly used products. Lotion, olive oils, chewing gum and paper all use talc during the manufacturing process.

Talcum Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Talcum powder use around the vaginal area has been linked to ovarian cancer. Some studies suggest women who use talc-based baby or body powders in this area are significantly more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who do not. If you’ve used these talc-based powders and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, contact us to discuss your situation 877-544-5323.

Most people associate baby powder with diaper changes and bath time for toddlers, but for millions of women, baby and talcum powder usage has been a daily ritual for decades. The leading seller of such products, Johnson and Johnson, even marketed the product with the tag line “just a sprinkle a day keeps the odor away.” The link between feminine hygiene and talcum powder has been long dismissed by doctors, but the link between the product and ovarian cancer is just becoming more well-known.

Ovarian Cancer Risk

When women use talcum and talc-based baby powders on their genitals, talc particles can make their way inside the body and into the ovaries. The internal irritation caused by the talc can eventually cause ovarian cancer to develop. Despite dozens of studies through the decades linking talc to cancer, Johnson and Johnson has refused to include any kind of warning about the dangers associated with the product. Because of this, more than 700 lawsuits have been filed against the company.

Why Aren’t Women Being Warned?

As awareness grows about the risks talcum powder presents, there will likely be more lawsuits filed against Johnson and Johnson. Until they decide to warn their customers of the dangers, more women may continue to use the powder in hazardous ways. The pharmaceutical giant’s decision not to inform its customers of the carcinogenic nature of its baby powder is a threat to public health.

If you know someone who uses baby or talcum powder in their beauty routine, warn them of the possibilities of ovarian cancer. It’s up to each woman to decide whether to use the product or not, but at the very least, consumers deserve to be informed of the risks.

Be Advised: Johnson and Johnson isn’t the only manufacturer of talc-based body powders.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to 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.

Concerns about the connection between talc and certain types of cancer are growing. For more than thirty years, scientists have studied the link between the common household product and both lung and ovarian cancer. Many assume that baby powder – a product used by both infants and adults alike – is safe to sprinkle onto genitals to promote hygiene. In fact, studies have reported, this may instead lead to the development of ovarian cancer.

The American Cancer Society has outlined some of the main facts about this link and about how to safely use talcum and baby powders without the risks associated with the products. They recommend never using the powders on female genitalia, as the talc powders can travel into the ovaries and cause irritation. Over time, that irritation can become cancerous. Talc miners are also at risk of developing cancer. When they breathe in talc, which can often asbestos, they can develop respiratory diseases and lung cancer.

Johnson and Johnson, one of the leading sellers of talcum powder, has resisted labeling their products with warnings about the potential dangers associated with talc. Despite decades of warnings from scientists, the company has chosen not to keep their customers informed of the hazards. Because of this, several lawsuits have been launched against the pharmaceutical giant.

If you use baby or talcum powder, avoid applying it to the genital area. Another option is to switch to a cornstarch based powder. Such products have not been found to cause cancers like talc based powders.

Talcum Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to 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.

 FREE CONSULTATIONS 877.544.5323

Many people assume that because baby powder is intended for children’s hygiene, it is a safe product. Sadly, this is not the case. Talc, though a natural substance, can work its way into the ovaries when applied to the genitals. There, it irritates the tissues. One study found that in 13 women with ovarian cancer, 10 were found with talc particles deeply embedded in their bodies.

Johnson and Johnson, one of the leading baby and talcum powder companies in the country, has resisted sharing such information with its customers. In spite of at least 9 peer-reviewed medical studies attesting to the link between the product and cancer, Johnson and Johnson has neither changed their formula nor warned users of the potential for danger.

Johnson and Johnson was sued in 2013 by a woman who developed cancer after using their talc powder for many years. Johnson and Johnson is now facing a number of lawsuits over their alleged cancer causing baby and talcum powders. The company has denied the cancer link.

There are alternatives to talcum and baby powders. Other brands have created cornstarch based body powders that work just as well as talcum powder but without the risk of cancer. If you use talcum or baby powder, avoid using it for feminine hygiene purposes or consider an alternative.

Talcum Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to 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.

 FREE CONSULTATIONS 877.544.5323

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.

 FREE CONSULTATIONS 877.544.5323

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