Despite a clear association established by numerous studies that show talc (a/k/a “Talcum Powder”) can cause ovarian cancer in women when used on the genitals, Johnson & Johnson continues to fail to warn women of the risks of using Johnson Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Body Powder.
Johnson & Johnson first developed Baby Powder in 1893, promoting it as a means of absorbing unwanted moisture and odors in babies and women. Over the next century, Johnson’s Baby Powder grew into a top selling product and is now commonly found in every home.
The Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer
A long history of independent research has established a strong link between ovarian cancer and talc, yet Johnson & Johnson continues to sell the product as safe without warning women of the risks.
A recent study funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health found a 36-41 percent increase in ovarian cancer related to the use of talc. The study advised women to immediately stop using the product.
Several studies have reported a positive association between perineal use of talcum powder among adult women and ovarian cancer risk…
Our results suggest that perineal talcum powder use increases the risk of endometrial cancer, particularly among postmenopausal women.
For these reasons and many others, the Talcum Powder lawyers at Childers, Schlueter & Smith continue to review and investigate Talc cases in patients diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. If you have questions about a potential claim or just need more information, please contact our office right now to see how we can help.