Talcum Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Baby powder and ovarian cancer have been shown to be linked to studies showing that long-term routine use increases the risk of ovarian cancer. Several women diagnosed with ovarian cancer filed lawsuits and won in court, proving that companies such as Johnson & Johnson negligently failed to warn consumers of the risks.

If you are suffering from ovarian cancer due to the use of talcum powder, then you may get the help of Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits.   

Talcum powder, also known as baby powder, is a hygiene product made from a natural mineral called talc. Talc is a mineral that mainly contains silicon, magnesium and oxygen.

People have used talc for thousands of years, but it wasn't widely used in the United States until the late 19th century. Because the particles are very fine when ground, the powder gives a clean product a smooth texture.

It is used in makeup and other cosmetics to improve absorption and texture. Baby powder and powder are widely used by consumers to absorb moisture and reduce friction.

Because talc is a naturally occurring mineral, it often contains residues of other minerals. Asbestos is one of these additional minerals. Asbestos is known as a carcinogen. Inhalation, ingestion, or accidental ingestion of asbestos fibers can cause tissue damage and cancer in some people.

Mesothelioma is the most common cancer associated with asbestos, there is growing evidence that traces of the mineral in talc can cause other cancers, including ovarian cancer in women.

There is increasing evidence of a link between regular and long-term use of talcum powder on the genitals and ovarian cancer in women. The presence of asbestos, a known human carcinogen, is a plausible explanation of how this product can cause ovarian cancer.