Did you develop ovarian cancer and had frequently used Talcum Powder?

Talcum Powdermoisture absorbent talc-based powder

Talcum Powder has been used for generations to soothe, freshen & soften skin. Many women also use talc products daily for feminine hygiene and after showering. However, research now shows links with talc and ovarian cancer and lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson.

What is Talcum Powder?

Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up primarly of oxygen, silicon, and magnesium. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes. It is widely used in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products.

Talcum powder has also been used daily by generations of women for feminine hygiene and after showering.

Adverse Reactions to Talcum Powder


% of Ovarian Tumors that contained Talc

Since 1971, studies have indicated that there is a link between the use of talc-based products and ovarian tumors. Researchers found that 75% of all ovarian tumors contained talc.

Studies have also found that women using sanitary napkins with talcum powder were three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer as those who had not.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates over-the-counter and prescription drugs in the United States, including biological therapeutics and generic drugs. This work covers more than just medicines. For example, fluoride toothpaste, antiperspirants, dandruff shampoos and sunscreens are all considered drugs.

An adverse event is submitted to the FDA to report any undesirable experience associated with the use of a medical product in a patient. For drugs, this includes serious drug side effects, product use errors, product quality problems, and therapeutic failures for prescription or over-the-counter medicines and medicines administered to hospital patients or at outpatient infusion centers.

Regarding more information related to this product please check out this link to the FDA website.

Were you injured by talcum powder?

  • 21,000 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States 100%
  • Talcum powder could cause about 2,100 cases, or 10 percent 10%

In 2014, there were two class-action lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson, both claiming the company is responsible for giving women ovarian cancer by marketing their talc-based products as a feminine hygiene solution. They are accused of not disclosing the possible connection between ovarian cancer and their products.

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