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Helping Those Who Developed Ovarian Cancer After Using Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower to Shower®

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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®. Since, research confirming the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been opposed by Johnson & Johnson. 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 odds of developing cancer. In May of 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced that 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.

    Studies on talcum powder have not revealed what exactly happens when talcum powder ends up in the ovaries. The current theory is that use of talcum powder around the genitals allows talcum particles to travel toward the ovaries, where particles will settle, irritate the tissue, and eventually cause a tumor to develop. Whatever the process, some studies have indicated that talcum use increases a person’s odds of developing ovarian cancer by up to 30 percent.

  • Does Inhaling Talcum Powder Give You Cancer?

    Some talcum powder contains asbestos, which is a known carcinogenic substance. Breathing in asbestos causes mesothelioma, which is a rare lung cancer caused exclusively by asbestos fibers. However, most talc contains no asbestos, and researchers believe that the likelihood of developing cancer from non-asbestos talcum powder is negligible. Ovarian cancer is a different story, however. There are studies linking non-asbestos talcum powder to ovarian cancer, dating back from the 1970s to the present day.

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