Can Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Powder is a naturally occurring mineral and is mainly composed of silicon, magnesium, oxygen, and hydrogen. In its natural form, it can sometimes contain asbestos.

However, since 1970, all powder products sold in the United States have asbestos-free. Talc is also used in many beauty and makeup products to absorb moisture, improves the texture of the product, increase opacity, and so on. You can also file a talcum powder and ovarian cancer lawsuit against the company to claim your compensation.

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It can also be found in certain foods, including rice, and chewing gum. The American Cancer Society claims that studies looking at a possible link between talc and ovarian cancer are mixed.

Some reports suggest that there is a slightly increased risk of ovarian cancer formation, however, Johnson & Johnson declared that "decades of sound science" to prove that the talc is completely safe to use.

Talc lawsuit actually began several years ago in 2009 when a woman claimed her ovarian cancer is caused by the use of talcum powder for decades.

She was diagnosed in 2006, and three doctors who analyzed the cancer tissue and found talc while using a scanning electron microscope.

They then determined that the powder was indeed the cause. One doctor claims that he has been studying the relationship between talc and cancer for 30 years, and told the jury that he believed the talc charge at 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer each year.

Many studies have been performed that link the use of powder with ovarian cancer. One recent study found a 44 percent increased risk of "invasive epithelial ovarian cancer" in the African-American women who use talcum powder.

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