Claims Dissuading The Use Of Talcum Powder

The risks of using talcum powder have been known for years by medical professionals, yet not disclosed to women. With the risks of the substance being brought to light, manufacturers of talcum powder are being held responsible for adverse reactions.


A lot of these side effects are life-threatening, and can include:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Talcosis
  • Death
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After studying ovarian tumors, researchers found talc particles in 75% of tumors
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues a statement requiring all talcum powders to be asbestos-free by law
It is discovered that women who use talcum powder on their genital region have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer
Additional research reveals a 33% increase for women developing ovarian cancer while using talcum powder
Johnson & Johnson receives its first lawsuit for talcum powder, due to their negligence of warning consumers of ovarian cancer risks;the case was won in federal court.

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What Is Talcum Powder Used For?

Developed with magnesium silicate (talc), a mineral composed of magnesium, silicon, and
oxygen, talcum powder is finely ground to absorb moisture, and reduce friction. These
properties are why the product is frequently used as a common ingredient in cosmetics,
personal hygiene products, and other consumer goods. General uses for talcum powder

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Lawsuits Associated With Talcum Powder

In 1971, a study conducted on the effects of talcum powder showed that 75% of ovarian tumors showed traces of talc. Manufacturers Johnson & Johnson did not warn doctors or patients about the cancerous risks their product has, and that individuals exposed to the powder could have
serious, life-threatening danger.

Some cases have shown that Johnson & Johnson have continued...

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Cases Filed Against Johnson & Johnson

After using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder as a feminine hygiene product, as well as a way to ease chafing, Deane Berg filed a claim against the manufacturer. Using the...

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