Talc powder has long been a household staple in the form of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder. Talc has been used from infancy with diaper rash to women who use talc powder on a daily basis. Talc is a mineral composed primarily of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Ground up, talc absorbs moisture and is commonly used in personal hygiene products. Talc products have commonly been marketed to women for to control genital hygiene and odor.
Plaintiffs in recent lawsuits have alleged the makers of talc based powders have known for years that talcum powder was dangerous and caused in increased risk of ovarian cancer in daily users. According to the medical reports, women who use talc powder on their genitals are at an increased risk of developing the hard to detect ovarian cancer. Estimates of over 2,000 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by regular use of talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson, despite the evidence linking the use of talcum powder to ovarian cancer, failed to warn of the hidden dangers.
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