Talcum powder is a popular choice for many women who use it daily for feminine hygiene. Yet this trusted household product may be responsible for causing a serious and deadly form of ovarian cancer in thousands of women each year.
The link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder ovarian cancer dates back as early as 1971, when a study of ovarian cancer patients revealed talc particles in their ovarian tissues. Johnson & Johnson talc mining companies have argued against these findings and managed to keep their dangerous product on the shelves for 40 more years without restrictions or warnings of any kind.
Research suggests that talcum powder can contribute to cancer in the ovaries if particles enter the body through the vagina. One review of data reported in the medical journal Cancer Protection Research indicated that women who regularly use talc-based powder for feminine hygiene might increase their risk of ovarian cancer by about 41 percent.
If you or a family member were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a talcum-based Johnson & Johnson powder product, such as Shower to Shower or Johnson’s Baby Powder, for feminine hygiene, contact Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C., today for your fee consultation.