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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.

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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

Baby powder and talcum powders have been used for decades by women all around the world. Now, lawsuits allege these powders increase the chance for ovarian cancer in women who use the product on their genitals.

How exactly does talcum or baby powder cause cancer? When used on the female genitals, the talc can travel up to the ovaries and become lodged in the tissues. Though talc is a natural mineral, the body cannot easily rid itself of the substance. Consequently, inflammation and cancerous tumors can form on the ovaries. A 1971 study first linked talc to the development of ovarian cancer. Yet more than 30 years later, Johnson and Johnson still have not included any kind of warnings on their product labels.

The link between talc and cancer has been highly researched, with some studies suggesting women who use talc on their genitals are 92% more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who do not. This fact alone should have been enough motivation for talcum powder manufacturers to warn their customers of the potential dangers. Sadly, nothing was done to educate the consumers about the product and its potential side effects.

Johnson and Johnson was sued in 2013 by a woman who developed cancer after using their talc powder for many years. Following the case, researchers recommended the company add in health warnings about the carcinogenic nature of the product. Still, Johnson and Johnson have chosen not to follow such recommendations.

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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