For over two decades, the American Cancer Society has cautioned that products containing talc could lead to the development of serious illness. Perhaps the most concerning aspect is the fact that manufacturers of baby powders have used talc as an ingredient for years. Recent studies have determined that women who’ve use products containing talc have a higher chance to get cancer. Cancers associated with the use of talc products include ovarian cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
If you or a loved one have used talc-containing products in the past and later developed cancer, help is available from Arnold & Itkin. Our team is dedicated to taking on pharmaceutical giants who fail to make products safe for the consumers who trusted them. In fact, we already have extensive experience with taking on Johnson & Johnson. We won a record-shattering $8 billion verdict against them because of the company’s production of another unsafe product.
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Why Is Talcum Powder Dangerous?
Talcum powder isn’t linked to cancer solely through speculation. Multiple studies have shown that the substance causes fatal ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. In the 1970s, research began to emerge that warned of the dangers of talcum powder. Studies determined that talc particle could enter through a woman’s vaginal opening, pass through the uterus and cervix, travel through the fallopian tubes, and eventually make their way to the ovaries. With further investigation, scientists discovered that talcum powder was present in the ovarian tissues of multiple women. Eventually, a professor from Harvard University, who also served as a doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, published a study with some devastating findings: women who’ve used talc powder are three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Dangers of Denial: Companies Still Sell Talcum Powder Despite Research
Since the earliest studies of talc powder, additional research has only bolstered the links between it and cancer. One study from the Cancer Prevention Research Journal has even found that a woman could be as much as 41 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer after using talcum powder near their genitals. Despite the evidence against talc powder, companies like Johnson & Johnson continued to produce products with the substance. Producers and retailers alike have chosen to ignore the evidence that talcum powder isn’t safe, and they continue to profit off selling dangerous products. Popular products with talcum powder include Shower to Shower® and Johnson’s® Baby Powder.
Johnson & Johnson Halts Talcum Powder Sales in United States
In May of 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would stop selling its talcum-based baby powder products in the United States and Canada. This announcement marked the first time Johnson & Johnson stopped selling this product in over 100 years. Notably, the pharmaceutical giant maintained its stance that the talcum powder is safe to use, and it still disputes the scientific studies that have linked the substance to ovarian cancer.
Help Is Available from Our Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys
If you or someone you know has suffered because of talcum powder, legal help is available, and it is available now . Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed against Johnson & Johnson for failing to respond appropriately to evidence that shows their product isn’t safe.
No one deserves to suffer because of a company’s reckless pursuit of profits over safety.
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