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Talcum powder seems like a harmless hygiene product, but some studies suggest it may be linked to a deadly form of cancer.

Often sold as baby powder, talcum powder is at the center of a legal debate over whether manufacturers should have warned women of a potential health risk. Some research has linked the use of talcum powder to ovarian cancer.

And yet some women say they were never warned that using baby powder or talcum powder could possibly lead to cancer. Many reportedly used the powder for feminine hygiene purposes and applied it near their genital area. As early as the 1980s, some studies suggested women who used talcum powder for feminine hygiene were at an increased risk for ovarian cancer.

Now, some women who developed ovarian cancer after using the powder want to know why they were never warned.

In 2013, a federal court ruled that Johnson & Johnson was guilty of negligence for failing to warn a woman of the potential link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

Hundreds of women have since filed suit against Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc America and other talcum powder manufacturers.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

Did you or your loved one use talcum powder near the genital area or as a feminine hygiene product prior to the diagnosis?

If so, you may want to contact a talcum powder lawyer. An attorney can review your case and help you understand your legal options.

Every year, 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,000 die from the disease. If you are among these women, a talcum powder attorney may be able to help you learn whether you could be entitled to legal compensation.

 

 

 

 

Sources:

“Why aren’t they warning women about it?” The toxic danger in your baby powder, Myron Levin, Salon, May 10, 2015, http://www.salon.com/2015/05/10/why_arent_they_warning_women_about_it_the_lethal_danger_in_your_baby_powder_partner/

Talcum Powder and Cancer, American Cancer Society, http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/talcum-powder-and-cancer

 

 


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