Cancer After The Use Of Talcum Powder?Posted by: Damon Webster | Posted on: September 26, 2020
If you have used a talcum powder product for feminine hygiene and then develop ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, you should consider your legal options. Find help now from talcum powder lawyers.
Talc is a natural mineral consisting of magnesium, silicon, oxygen and hydrogen. Talc is simply a mineral that is ground into a fine powder and is often a key ingredient in many women's hygiene products, including many "invigorating" powder-based products such as Johnson & Johnson baby powder and showerheads.
The American Cancer Society and the World Health Organization (WHO) raised concerns nearly two decades ago about talc, a staple of many women's hygiene products. Manufacturers have known about the relationship between talc and the increased risk of ovarian cancer since 1961.
Talc was originally thought to be a possible ovarian carcinogen because of its chemical similarity to asbestos, a well-known carcinogenic mineral.
Because talc products are marketed as feminine hygiene products, the use of these products increases the risk of powder particles entering a woman's body. This can cause powder particles to move to the ovaries, causing irritation and eventually developing ovarian cancer.
Recent studies have shown that repeated use of powder-based products increases the risk of ovarian cancer by up to 30%. According to the Harvard epidemiologist, Dr. Daniel Kramer up to 10,000 women develop ovarian cancer each year when they use this female hygiene product.