How Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
Talcum powder, also known as magnesium silicate, is produced from oxygen, silicon, and magnesium. When ground to a powder, talc is an efficient moisture absorber and is useful for preventing friction—qualities that have inspired its use to alleviate diaper rash.
Researchers aren’t completely certain how talcum powder causes ovarian cancer. A prevailing theory states that the use of talcum powder near the genitals enables particles of it to make its way to the ovaries. Once talc particles settle in the ovaries, they irritate the tissue, causing a tumor to develop. While the mechanism for how talcum powder is not completely understood, the statistics involving the substance and cancer are: women who’ve been exposed to talcum powder can be up to three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
What Products Have Talcum Powder?Talcum powder is used to produce 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
Can Inhaling Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
Talcum powder products occasionally contain a carcinogenic substance called asbestos. If inhaled, asbestos can cause a rare lung cancer called mesothelioma. This cancer is only caused by asbestos fibers. Notably, most talc products don’t contain asbestos and researchers have not linked these products to lung cancer. Talcum products are mostly linked to ovarian cancer. Modern studies and others dating back to the 1970s link non-asbestos talc products to ovarian cancer.
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Do I Have a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Claim?
This question is difficult to answer since every person’s situation is different. Your ability to file a lawsuit for ovarian cancer that was possibly caused by talcum powder depends on how much the substance can be tied to your medical problems. It’s important to speak with an attorney to find out if you might have a claim to make against Johnson & Johnson or other producers of talcum powder. You can also take 60 seconds to fill out our online form to find out today!