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By Jim Adler March 4, 2016

Baby Powder Could be Linked to Cancer

Research over several decades has consistently shown links between talcum powder products such as Baby Powder and ovarian cancer.

Such links can be the basis of an ovarian cancer lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, which for years has marketed its Baby Powder products not just for infants, but also for women as a means of personal hygiene to combat odors, moisture and chafing in the genitals area.

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder lawsuits have shown that the company was aware of this link, yet it continued to make, market and sell its defective products to unsuspecting women, many of whom later suffered ovarian cancer as a result — and many of whom died.

Studies Show Ovarian Cancer Link

Among studies showing an ovarian cancer link to such use of talcum powder or Baby Powder is work done by Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Daniel Cramer. After probing the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder, he estimated that about 10,000 yearly cases of ovarian cancer are caused by using such products for women’s personal hygiene. That’s nearly half of all ovarian cancers.

How many cases of ovarian cancer occur in America? In 2013, the American Cancer Society cited an estimated 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer in American women, from which 14,030 women would die from the disease in that same year.

According to Dr. Cramer’s research, that means almost 7,000 American women annually may be dying due to talcum powder products which cause ovarian cancer.

In another study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a greater risk of ovarian cancer was shown for 20 to 30 per cent of females who used talcum powder for personal hygiene. That study was conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., who assessed health data from nearly 2,000 women.

Not all research shows such a strong link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder products. However, a majority of published medical studies show that using talc-based powders to inhibit odor, moisture and chafing around the vagina is associated with ovarian cancer.

Other Talcum Powder Ailments

Ovarian cancer is the chief ailment for women who use talc products for intimate hygiene. However, the minerals in talc rock also have been known to cause lung cancer and other respiratory diseases in miners engaged in extracting it from the ground.

Even so, no raised danger of lung cancer has been cited for women using talcum powder in a cosmetic or personal hygiene manner.

However, talc products used on infants can lead to respiratory problems. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics and numerous private pediatricians discourage use of talc products on infants.


That’s because talc particles can become airborne as the powder is applied, and when inhaled, they can contribute to respiratory problems. These other talcum powder ailments include coughing, shallow breathing, rapid breathing, wheezing and even chronic or acute lung irritation, also called talcosis.

Among women using talc products on their bodies, other ailments also can arise, such as inflammatory reactions.

Regular, sustained usage could double or perhaps triple the danger of ovarian cancer, indicates a study revealed at the 2011 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. Not only that, but the authors of the study suggest that talc powder spreading through the genital tract also could cause an inflammatory reaction.

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Contact our law firm today and get a free case review of your potential talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit. Your free legal consultation will be private, confidential and without obligation.

Should you decide to engage an ovarian cancer lawyer, Jim Adler & Associates can provide you with a skilled and experienced injury attorney for your case.

Contact us today, and let’s get started. Justice should not wait.

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