More than 10,000 new Ovarian Cancer cases per year
Talcum powder has been linked to ovarian cancer when used by women for personal hygiene. A jury has found that Johnson & Johnson, the largest manufacturer of talc-based baby powder and body powder, has failed to warn consumers of the risks of talcum powder use. A Harvard epidiomologist, Dr. Daniel Cramer, has confirmed that more than 10,000 women develop ovarian cancer each year as a result of baby powder use. Ovarian cancer is a very serious disease that can result in sterility and possibly even death.
First Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Won in 2013
The first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was brought – and won – against Johnson & Johnson in federal court in 2013. A lawyer representing the cosmetic giant admitted executives had known about the association between baby powder and ovarian cancer for years but did not deem the risk significant enough to require a product warning. Baby powder cancer lawsuits are just the most recent in a long list of product liability lawsuits resulting from Johnson & Johnson’s dangerous, defective and recalled products. Once a trusted household name, the company’s reputation has deteriorated due to problems with products such as Tylenol, Bausch & Lomb contact lenses, DePuy hip replacement parts, and now talcum powder, among others.
Cancer Link to Talc Known for More than 30 Years
Scientists have known about the increased risk of ovarian cancer associated with the perineal use of talcum powder for more than 30 years. The link has been documented in multiple scientific studies since 1982.
Johnson & Johnson Has Failed to Warn of Cancer Risk
Despite evidence presented by scientific studies linking perineal talcum powder use to ovarian cancer, talc is an unregulated substance in the United States. However, there have been warnings by many other organizations about the risk of cancer associated with baby powder. Yet, Johnson & Johnson has not notified consumers of the cancer risks associated with its products containing talcum powder. There are no product warning labels attached to any Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products.
Talc Has Even Been Found Inside Cancer Cells
When baby powder or Shower to Shower are applied to the genital region, talc particles can travel through the female reproductive system to the ovaries. Talc particles may remain in the ovaries for many years, causing inflammation and creating an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells. Talc has even been found in cancer cells.
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