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Did You Use Talcum Powder Products?

You may be entitled to compensation.

In the early 1970s, studies uncovered a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Talcum powder was popularized by Johnson & Johnson® with Baby Powder and Shower to Shower®. Johnson & Johnson has tried to hide and manipulate research to make it seem like its dangerous product was safe. In 1999, the American Cancer Society announced talcum powder use could lead to serious illness. Regardless, products remain on store shelves, many of them without any warning that talcum powder could increase the risk of developing cancer. In May of 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop selling its talcum-based powder in the United States.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer after using Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower to Shower®, you may qualify for compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Products Contain Talcum Powder?

    Talcum powder is found in the following products:
    • Johnson & Johnson’s® Baby Powder
    • Shower to Shower Body Powder
    • Gold Bond Body Powder
    • Nivea Pure Talc
    • Estee Lauder Body Powder
    • Summer’s Eve Body Powder
  • How Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

    Talcum powder is primarily made using oxygen, silicon, and magnesium. It’s also known by its scientific name, magnesium silicate. Ground into a powder, talc can absorb moisture and prevent friction, which is why it has been used to alleviate diaper rash. Talcum use can increase a person’s odds of developing ovarian cancer by up to 30 percent.

  • Does Inhaling Talcum Powder Give You Cancer?

    Talcum powder contains asbestos, which is a known carcinogenic. Breathing in asbestos causes mesothelioma, which is a rare lung cancer caused exclusively by asbestos fibers. There are also studies linking asbestos-tainted talcum powder to ovarian cancer, dating back from the 1970s to the present day.

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